Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, German/Germanic, Hebrew, Horses/Stallions, Love/Beloved, Nature, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea", apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary… Continue reading Rosemary

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Rosetta

Rosetta is the Italian diminutive of Rosa essentially meaning "little rose",which comes from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally spelled Rohese or Roese. Rose is also a short form of names… Continue reading Rosetta

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Roz

Roz is a female given name which came about as a short form of names such as Rosalind, Rosamund, Rose, or any similar sounding names. Rose is the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose… Continue reading Roz

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Briar

Briar refers to a prickly plant or brush with thorns such as sweetbriar and greenbriar. The origin of the word comes from Old English brǣr meaning "briar, bramble" which may be derived from PIE *wert- (to twist, turn). Briar also refers to a pipe for smoking, made from the roots of that shrub. The origin of that word comes… Continue reading Briar

Animals, English, Food, Male, Nature, Old English, Persian, Phoenician, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Snake/Serpent, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rhodes

Rhodes is the name of an island in Greece with quite a few possible meanings. The first is that it comes from Greek rhódon meaning "rose" which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. It may also be based on Greek rhoíā meaning "pomegranate". Rhodes may also be pre-Greek in origin,… Continue reading Rhodes

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Royce

Royce comes from an English surname which derives from a medieval female name Royse, a variant of Rose, the name of the flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning… Continue reading Royce

Akkadian, Ancient Greek, Animals, Elements, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Horses/Stallions, L names, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Night/Evening, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally… Continue reading Lita

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Rose

Rose is the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning "rose" via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning "sweetbriar". Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning "fame", originally spelled Rohese or Roese. Rose is also a short form of names like Rosamund,… Continue reading Rose