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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.

Randall /ˈrændl/ is a masculine given name in the English language. Its modern use as a given name originates from the transferred use of the English–language surname Randall. There are two explanations for the derivation of this surname. One is that it originate from a personal name that is an apocopal form, or a vernacular form of Randolf; another explanation is that they originate from a diminutive of a mediaeval form of Randolf. Early forms of Randolf were brought to England by Scandinavian settlers, and later by the Normans. These mediaeval names are ultimately derived from two Germanic language elements—the first meaning: "shield" or "rim"; the second meaning "wolf".
Randolph is masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from a mediaeval name composed of two elements: "shield" or "rim" + "wolf". Variants form of the name include: Randolf, Randulph, and Wandolfin. A pet form of Randolf is Randy.
Reginald is a masculine given name in the English language.
Reuben is a Hebrew and English form of Ruben.
The Germanic first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" (ruler, leader, king) and "hard" (strong, brave), and it therefore means "powerful leader".[citation needed] Nicknames include "Dick", "Dickie", "Rich", "Richie", "Rick", "Ricky", "Rickey", and others.[citation needed]
Roger (/ˈrɒdʒə/, /ˈrəʊdʒə/) is a masculine given name and a surname. The given name is derived from the Old French personal names Roger and Rogier. These names are of Germanic origin, derived from the elements hrōd ("fame", "renown") and gār, gēr ("spear", "lance"). The name was introduced into England by the Normans. In Normandy, the Frankish name had been reinforced by the Old Norse cognate Hróðgeirr. The name introduced into England replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar. Roger became a very common given name during the Middle Ages. A variant form of the given name Roger is Rodger. The surname Roger is sometimes an Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí.
Ronald (/ˈrɒnld/) is a masculine given name derived from the Old Norse Rögnvaldr. In some cases Ronald is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Raghnall, a name likewise derived from Rögnvaldr. The latter name is composed of the Old Norse elements regin ("advice", "decision") and valdr ("ruler"). Ronald was originally used in England and Scotland, where Scandinavian influences were once substantial, although now the name is common throughout the English-speaking world. A short form of Ronald is Ron. Pet forms of Ronald include Roni, and Ronnie. A feminine form of Ronald is Ronalda. Rhona, a modern name apparently only dating back to the late nineteenth century, may have originated as a feminine form of Ronald.
Ranulf is masculine given name in the English language. It is derived from the Old Norse name Reginúlfr. This Old Norse personal name is composed of two elements: the first, regin, means "advice", "decision" (and also "the gods"); the second element, úlfr, means "wolf". Reginúlfr was introduced into Scotland and northern England, by Scandinavian settlers, in the Early Middle Ages.
Renssalaer is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Rhys is a given name of Welsh origin meaning "Enthusiasm", "Zeal", which also appears as a surname in the English-speaking world. Rice is an anglicised form of the name.
Richie is occurring particularly in the English-speaking world male name, which occurs as a family name and a diminutive form of Richard.
Ross is a male name common in the English-speaking world.
Rastus (English pronounced: / ˈrastəs /) is a pejorative, derogatory and insulting to get associated with African-Americans in the United States. It is considered offensive.
Reid is an English family name can be used as a given name. Reid is a variant of the name read, from old English rēad "red", a Übernamens for a redhead or also cheeked people prevalent initially especially in Scotland. He is therefore German names like Roth, Rothe and Rohde.
Robby is an English masculine given name. Robby is a short form of Robert.
Randy is an English, mostly male first name.
Ranulph is a male English name of Norman descent.
Ray is an English masculine given name. He is among other things by the first name Raymond.

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