Rémy

Origin: French Meaning: French form of Latin Remigius meaning “oarsman” or “rower”. It could also come from Latin Remedius meaning “cure, remedy”. Variants: Rémi, Remy, Remi

Rainey

Origin: Gaelic, English Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Scottish or Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic O’Raighne meaning “descendent of Raonull”, the latter being either a form of Ronald which means “advice,counsel +power,ruler” or a form of Reynold meaning “advice+rule”. It can also be a variant spelling of English rainy. Variants:…

Riley

Origin: English, Irish Meaning: from an English surname meaning “rye clearing”. It’s also a variant spelling of Reilly, an Irish surname of unknown meaning from given name Raghailleach, though I have seen it listed as possibly meaning “valiant” or “courageous”. Variants: Reilly, Ryley, Rylie, Rylee, Ryleigh

Reem

Origin: Arabic Meaning: it means “gazelle”. Variants: Rim, Rema, Rima, Reema

Royce

Origin: English Meaning: from a surname derived from medieval name Royse, a variant of Rose meaning “fame” from Germanic element hrod. Variants: Royse

Rami

Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Indian رامي (Arabic) רמי (Hebrew) Meaning: in Arabic it either comes from the verb rami (رامي) meaning “to throw” referring to either an archer or a good marksman; or it could be from ram (رام) meaning “to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram…

Roksana

Origin: Russian, Polish Роксана (Russian) Meaning: Russian and Polish form of Roxana, ultimately derived from Persian Roshanak meaning “bright” or “dawn”. Variants: Roxana, Roxanna, Roxane, Roxanne, Roshanak

Roland

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from Germanic elements hrod “fame” and land “land” meaning “famous land”. Rolande is the French feminine form of the name, while Rolanda is also a feminine form of the name. Variants: Rolland, Rowalnd, Orlando (Italian), Rolando (Italian, Spanish)

Ryder

Origin: English Meaning: from an English occupational surname from Old English ridere meaning “mounted warrior” or “messanger”. It could also be from Old English ried, ryd meaning “clearing in a wood” with the suffix -er s a topographical name referring to a residence near a clearing. Variants: Rider

Rosendo

Origin: Spanish Meaning: the Spanish form of a Visigothic name composed of Germanic elements hrod (fame) and sinths (path) meaning “famous path”. Rosenda is a feminine form of the name.

Ramira

  Origin: Spanish Meaning: the feminine form of Ramiro, the Spanish form of Ramirus, the Latinized form of a Visigothic name meaning “famous advice” or “famous counsel” from Germanic elements ragin “advice” and meri “famous”.

Rashid

Origin: Arabic رشيد (Arabic) راشد (Arabic) Meaning: rightly guided Al-rashid is one of the 99 names of Allah in Islamic tradition. Variants: Rashed, Rasheed; Rashida is the feminine form of the name. Abd al-Rashid  ( عبد الرشيد ) is also a variant form of the name, meaning “servant of the rightly guided”.

Robinia

Origin: French, English Meaning: the name of a genus of flowering plants, named after royal French gardeners Jean Robin and his son Vespasian. Robin is an English diminutive of Robert meaning “bright fame”.

Remora

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin remora meaning “delay”. It’s a genus of fish, also known as suckerfish, because they attach themselves to other fish and boats. The remora actually got their name in the belief that their attaching themselves to the boats slowed them down. Mr. Remora is a teacher in Book 5 (The Austere Academy) who…

Ranjit

Origin: Indian  ( रञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित ) Meaning: “colored, pleased, delighted” or “charmed, beguiled” Variants: Ranjeet Ranj is a short form/diminutive of Ranjit

Raphael

Origin: Hebrew רָפָאֵל, רְפָאֵל (Hebrew) Ραφαηλ (Greek) Meaning: from Hebrew Rafa’el meaning “God has healed” Variants: Raffaelle, Raffaello (Italian)

Ross

Origin: Scottish, English Meaning: from a surname indicating a person comes from a place called Ross, from Gaelic ros meaning “promontory, headland”

Rhian

Origin: Welsh Meaning: from Welsh rhiain meaning “maiden” Variants: Rhianu It’s pronounced ree-an

Raquel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese Meaning: the Spanish and Portuguese form of Rachel, meaning “ewe”

Rey

Origin: Spanish Meaning: “king” from Latin rex, regis. It could also be a form of Reynard, from Germanic Raginhard composed of elements ragin “advice” and hard “brave, hardy” Interestingly enough, Renard is the French word for fox, based on the medieval fables of Reynard the fox, an anthropomorphic red fox who was a trickster and often deceived or played…