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Raiden
Language of origin: Japanese
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: god of thunder
Info about origin: from 'Raijin', the name of the god of thunder according to Japanese mythology
Words: rai=the thunder (Japanese) ; jin=God, the spirit (Japanese) ; Kanji96F7=the thunder (Kanji symbol) ; Kanji795E=God, the spirit (Kanji symbol)
Variants: Raiden  English   (#468 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rayden  English   (#671 in US 2015 popularity)

Ralf
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 'Ralf' is a shortened version of 'Radulf'
Words: rat=the counsel, the advice, the advisor (Old High German) ; wolf=the wolf (Old High German)
Variants: Ralf  German, English
 Raul  Italian   (#442 in US 2015 popularity)

Randolf
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
Words: rant=the shield (Old High German) ; wolf=the wolf (Old High German)
Variants: Randolf  German
 Rando  German
 Randulf  German, Scandinavian
 Randolph  English
 Randy  English   (#570 in US 2015 popularity)

Raphael
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: God has healed
Info about origin: Raphael is one of the 7 archangels according to Hebrew tradition, see e.g. 'Book of Tobias'
Words: rapha=to heal (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Variants: Raphael  German, English, French   (#537 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rafael  German, Spanish, Portuguese   (#294 in US 2015 popularity)
 Raffaele  Italian
 Raffaello  Italian

Rashad
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: righteous
Words: rashad=righteous (Arabic)
Variants: Rashad  Arabic   (#940 in US 2015 popularity)

Rayan
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: beautiful (?)
Variants: Rayan  Arabic   (#581 in US 2015 popularity)

Raylan
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Raylan  English   (#472 in US 2015 popularity)

Raymond
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic dithematic name
Words: ragin=the advice (Old High German) ; munt=the protection, the protector (Old High German)
Variants: Raymond  English, French   (#259 in US 2015 popularity)
 Raimund  German
 Reimund  German
 Raimondo  Italian, Spanish
 Ramon  Spanish   (#632 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ramón  Spanish
 Ray  English   (#711 in US 2015 popularity)

Reagan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: descendant of Raigan
Info about origin: from an Irish family name 'ó Raigain' with the meaning 'descendant of Raigan'
 the name 'Raigan' means 'little king'
Words: ri=the king (Old Irish)
Variants: Reagan  English, Irish   (#989 in US 2015 popularity)

Reece
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ardor
Info about origin: 'Reece' is the Anglicized form of the Welsh name 'Rhys'
 known as the name of several Welsh rulers
Words: rhys=the ardor, the enthusiasm (Welsh)
Female form: Reese
Variants: Reece  English, Welsh   (#574 in US 2015 popularity)
 Reese  English   (#701 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rhys  Welsh   (#511 in US 2015 popularity)

Reed
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the red
Info about origin: from a family name common in Scottland that derives from Old English 'rudi' (ruddy, red)
 the color refered to the red color of a healthy face
Words: rudi=ruddy, red (Old English)
Variants: Reed  English, Scottish   (#328 in US 2015 popularity)
 Reid  English, Scottish   (#277 in US 2015 popularity)

Reinhold
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 brought to Britain by the Normans
Words: ragin=the advice (Old High German) ; waltan=to rule (Old High German)
Variants: Reinhold  German
 Rainald  German
 Reginald  English   (#874 in US 2015 popularity)
 Renaud  French
 Rinaldo  Italian

Remington
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: raven city
Info about origin: derives from a place name with the meaning 'raven city'
Words: hremm=the raven (Old English) ; tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Remington  English   (#299 in US 2015 popularity)
 Remy  English   (#518 in US 2015 popularity)

Renato
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: born again
Info about origin: used by early Christians in the the sense of 'born again through baptism'
Words: renatus=reborn (Latin)
Female form: Renate
Variants: Renato  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
 Rene  German   (#813 in US 2015 popularity)
 René  French

Rex
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: king
Info about origin: although the word 'rex' is of ancient Latin origin it probably was not used as a given name until around the 19th century
Words: rex=the king (Latin) ; regina=the queen (Latin)
Female form: Regina
Variants: Rex  English, German   (#680 in US 2015 popularity)

Rey
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: king
Words: rey=the king (Spanish)
Variants: Rey  English   (#903 in US 2015 popularity)

Reyansh
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ray of light (?)
Variants: Reyansh  Hindi   (#867 in US 2015 popularity)

Rhett
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: meaning unknown; maybe a form of 'Rhys'
 known from the character 'Rhett Butler' in the novel 'Gone With the Wind'
Variants: Rhett  English   (#274 in US 2015 popularity)

Rhydian
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe derived from Welsh 'rhyd' (ford)
Words: rhyd=ford (Welsh)
Variants: Rhydian  Welsh

Richard
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 the name was brought to England by the Normans
 known as the name of several English kings, e.g. Richard the Lionheart
Words: rihhi=rich, powerful, the power, the ruler (Old High German) ; harti=brave, hardy (Old High German)
Variants: Richard  German, English, French   (#155 in US 2015 popularity)
 Dick  English
 Ricardo  Spanish   (#275 in US 2015 popularity)
 Riccardo  Italian
 Rick  English
 Ricky  English   (#584 in US 2015 popularity)

Ridge
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ridge
Words:  (English)
Variants: Ridge  English   (#931 in US 2015 popularity)

Riley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: rye field
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a place name meaning 'rye field'
Words: ryge=the rye (Old English) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Female form: Riley
Variants: Riley  English   (#194 in US 2015 popularity)

River
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: river
Info about origin: common as a given name in the USA only since around 1990
Words:  (English)
Female form: River
Variants: River  English   (#244 in US 2015 popularity)

Riziero
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe from Italian 'ricco' (curly, for somebody with curly hair)
 various variants are in use as given names as well as family names
Words: ricco=curly (Italian)
Variants: Riziero  Italian
 Rizzieri  Italian

Robert
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic dithematic name
 in the Middle Ages popular in Northern France and brought to England from there by the Normans
Words: hruod=the fame (Old High German) ; beraht=bright (Old High German)
Variants: Robert  German, English, French, Scandinavian   (#63 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rupert  German, Low German, Dutch, English
 Ruprecht  German
 Bob  English
 Bobby  English   (#738 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rob  English
 Roberto  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#358 in US 2015 popularity)
 Robin  English   (#971 in US 2015 popularity)

Rocco
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the Old High German name 'Roho' which was a short form of names like 'Rochbert' that are all but forgotten today
Words: rohon=to roar, to shout a battle cry (Old High German)
Variants: Rocco  Italian   (#463 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rocky  English   (#925 in US 2015 popularity)

Roderick
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 known as the name of the last king of the Visigoths that died in 711 fighting the Muslim invaders of Spain
Words: hruod=the fame (Old High German) ; rihhi=rich, powerful, the power, the ruler (Old High German)
Variants: Roderick  English
 Roderich  German
 Rod  English
 Rodrigo  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#460 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rodrigue  French
 Rui  Portuguese
 Ruy  Spanish

Rodney
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Hroda's island
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a place name with the meaning 'Hroda's island'
 the Germanic name 'Hroda' means 'fame'
Words: hrod=the fame (Old English) ; ey=the island (Old Norse)
Variants: Rodney  English   (#715 in US 2015 popularity)

Rogelio
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a late Latin name 'Rogelius' which might derive from an earlier name 'Rogatus'
Words: rogatus=the request (Latin)
Variants: Rogelio  Spanish   (#831 in US 2015 popularity)

Roger
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 the form 'Roger' was brought to Britain by the Normans where this name displaced the 'native' form 'Hrothgar'
Words: hruod=the fame (Old High German) ; ger=the spear (Old High German)
Variants: Roger  German, English, French   (#579 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rudger  German
 Rüdiger  German

Roland
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 known from the legendary French hero whose story is told in the 'Chanson de Roland'
Words: hruod=the fame (Old High German) ; lant=the land, the homeland (Old High German)
Variants: Roland  German, French, English   (#586 in US 2015 popularity)
 Orlando  Italian, Spanish   (#614 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rolando  Spanish   (#949 in US 2015 popularity)
 Roldán  Spanish
 Rowland  English

Roman
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the Roman
Info about origin: known from Saint Romanus, bishop of Rouen (7th century AD)
Words: romanus=the resident of Rome (Latin)
Variants: Roman  German, Polish, Czech   (#102 in US 2015 popularity)
 Roman  Russian
 Romain  French
 Romano  Italian

Romeo
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: pilgrim to Rome
Info about origin: originally denoted a citizen of the Roman Empire
 in the Middle Ages the name changed its meaning to 'pilgrim to Rome'
 rather popular in the Philippines
Words: romaeus=the pilgrim to Rome (Latin)
Variants: Romeo  German, Italian, Spanish   (#377 in US 2015 popularity)

Ronald
Language of origin: Old Norse
Gender: male
Info about origin: Scottish form of an old Norse two-element name 'Ragnvald'
 brought to Scottland by Scandinavian settlers
 the name has common Germanic roots with the German name 'Reinhold'
Words: regin=the advice (Old Norse) ; valdr=to rule (Old Norse)
Variants: Ronald  English, Scottish   (#433 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ronnie  English   (#770 in US 2015 popularity)

Ronan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: little seal
Words: rón=the seal (Old Irish)
Variants: Ronan  English, Irish   (#335 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ronin  English   (#486 in US 2015 popularity)

Rory
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: red king
Info about origin: 'Rory' is the Anglicized form of the traditional Gaelic name 'Ruadhri'
 known as the name of the last Irish king, in the 12th century AD
Words: ruadh=red (Celtic) ; ri=the king (Old Irish)
Female form: Rory
Variants: Rory  English, Irish, Scottish   (#377 in US 2015 popularity)

Rowan
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: little red one
Info about origin: Anglicized form of the Irish nickname 'Ruadhan'
Words: ruadh=red (Celtic)
Female form: Rowan
Variants: Rowan  English, Irish   (#219 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rohan  English   (#666 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rowen  English   (#646 in US 2015 popularity)

Roy
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the red, the redhead
Info about origin: Anglicized form of a Scottish nickname for somebody with red hair
Words: ruadh=red (Celtic)
Variants: Roy  German, English, Scottish   (#535 in US 2015 popularity)

Royal
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: royal
Info about origin: use of the common English word 'royal' as given name
Words:  (English)
Female form: Royal
Variants: Royal  English   (#465 in US 2015 popularity)

Royce
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name which in turn derives from the given name 'Rohesia'
Variants: Royce  English   (#530 in US 2015 popularity)

Ruben
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Behold, a son
Info about origin: can be interpreted as 'Behold, a son' or 'See, it is a son'
 in the Bible Reuben is the oldest son of Jacob and Leah and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel as well
Words: ra'ah=to see (Hebrew) ; ben=the son (Hebrew)
Variants: Ruben  German, Scandinavian, Dutch   (#371 in US 2015 popularity)
 Reuben  English   (#876 in US 2015 popularity)

Rudolf
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 in the Middle Ages a popular name for rulers, e.g. Rudolf of Habsburg (13th century AD)
Words: hruod=the fame (Old High German) ; wolf=the wolf (Old High German)
Variants: Rudolf  German, English, Dutch, Scandinavian, Polish, Czech
 Dolf  German, Scandinavian
 Rolf  German, English, Scandinavian
 Rudi  German
 Ruedi  German, Swiss German
 Rodolfo  Italian, Spanish   (#933 in US 2015 popularity)
 Rodolphe  French
 Rudolph  English
 Rudy  English   (#867 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ruud  Dutch

Russell
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: redhead
Info about origin: from an Old French nickname 'Rousel' which meant 'redhead' for somebody with red hair
Words: rous=red (Old French)
Variants: Russell  English, Scottish   (#403 in US 2015 popularity)

Ryan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Info about origin: from an old Irish family name O'Riain ('descendant of Rian')
 the name 'Rian' probably derives from 'ri' ('king')
Words: ri=the king (Old Irish)
Female form: Ryan
Variants: Ryan  English, Irish   (#39 in US 2015 popularity)
 Riaan  English   (#925 in US 2015 popularity)

Ryder
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: rider
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a job title for a mounted forest officer
Words: ridere=the rider (Old English)
Variants: Ryder  English   (#98 in US 2015 popularity)

Ryker
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Ryker  English   (#149 in US 2015 popularity)

Rylan
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: by the rye land
Info about origin: from a family name derived from the name for somebody living at a place where rye is grown
Words: ryge=the rye (Old English) ; land=the land (Old English)
Female form: Rylan
Variants: Rylan  English   (#241 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ryland  English   (#492 in US 2015 popularity)