Sprache auswählen / Language select / Langue choisir:
First Name Directory - Starting with R
This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.
Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.
RaimundRaymond, Raymund or NEMA is a masculine given name. The name comes from the Germanic * ragin/regin, "Rat(schluss) [the gods]", and "Protection" of old high German munt (see guardian, literacy).
RalfRalf or Ralph is a masculine given name. Ralf comes from the old high German Radulf (rat = the advice, the advice, the Advisor; wolf = wolf) and is a short form of the name.
RalphRalph (pronounced ralf /rælf/; or, more traditionally, rayf /reɪf/ ) is an English, Dutch, Scandinavian and German male given name, derived from Old Norse Raðulfr (rað "counsel" + ulfr "wolf") through Old English Rædwulf and the longer form Radulf.
RasmusRasmus is a shortened form of "Erasmus", a name which means "beloved" and was the name of Desiderius Erasmus, a well-known saint. As a male first name it is most common in Scandinavia.
RaymundRaymond, Raymund or NEMA is a masculine given name. The name comes from the Germanic * ragin/regin, "Rat(schluss) [the gods]", and "Protection" of old high German munt (see guardian, literacy).
ReemtReemt is a masculine given name. Reemt is an old Frisian name and the short form of Raymond (old high German: Council decision, protection).
ReimundRaymond, Raymund or NEMA is a masculine given name. The name comes from the Germanic * ragin/regin, "Rat(schluss) [the gods]", and "Protection" of old high German munt (see guardian, literacy).
ReinholdReinhold is a German, Scandinavian surname and male given name. This Germanic name is composed of two elements: the first is from ragin, meaning "counsel", "power" and wald meaning "ruler". The second element having been reinterpreted as hold meaning "dear", "beloved" in the 16th century.
ReinoldReinhold or Jacobus is a male given name, which is also a family name. Probably derived from Germanic * ragin/regin, Council (final, often of the gods), and old high German Gerald prevail, dominate. The first link of the name rex, King is proposed for occasionally also Latin (cf. Regina and the German "rule"); the second element of the name was later to hold balance in the sense of "inclined to that lovely".
RingoRingo is both a male and a female given name which is also a family name. Ringo is a short form of the name Ringolf, in German in the old high German by ragin/regin = the Council, decision and wolf = wolf is derived.
RobertusRobert is a given name from the Germanic. Robert is the Norman name of old Germanic "(H) rod-berht" and means something like "from shiny glory". The meaning of the old high German word "hrōd", "hruod" is glory, honor and the word "beraht" stands for bright, shiny, proud.
RolfRolf is a male given name and a surname. It originates in the Germanic name Hrolf, itself a contraction of Hrodwulf (Rudolf), a conjunction of the stem words hrod ("renown") + wulf ("wolf"). The Old Norse cognate is Hrólfr. As a name Rolf is known since 911 when the Viking King Gånge-Rolf (846–932) (Latinized as Rollo) captured Normandy.
ReinfriedShane is a German male given name and family name. Shane is derived via ragin (Council) and fridu (peace) from the old high German name Raginfried meaning "of the Council of peace-creating".
RudolfRudolf is a German masculine given name. Derived it occurs as a family name. The name Rudolf hrōd is composed of the old high German words, hruod for fame, glory, and wolf for wolf together.
RuedigerRüdiger is a male first and family name. Rüdiger is an old German name, which is from Germanic hroth / hruod "glory, glory", old high German ger "Ger, spear" is composed and so much means like glorious Spearman.
RupertRupert or Rupert is a masculine given name. The name Rupert is old high German and means shiny as much as by his fame (hrod "Fame" =; = beraht "shiny").
In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.
Note: With an international list of names it can occur that some first names are identical to label names. Hereby we point out that all used marks are property of their respective owners.