Submitted Surnames Starting with R

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RAAB German
Derived from German rabe "raven". As a surname, it was given to a person with black hair.
RAABE German
Cognate of Rabe.
RÄÄBIS Estonian
Rääbis is an Estonian surname meaning "whitefish".
RAAD Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
RAAG Estonian
Raag is an Estonian surname; a colloquial name meaning "twig" and "leafless branchlet".
RÄÄGEL Estonian
Räägel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "raag" meaning "leafless" and "bare".
RAAGMAA Estonian
Raagmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "twig/leafless land".
RÄÄK Estonian
Rääk is an Estonian surname meaning "Corn crake (Crex crex)".
RAAM Estonian
Raam is an Estonian surname meaning "frame" or "carriage".
RAAMAT Estonian
Raamat is an Estonian surname meaning "book".
RAAPER Estonian
Raaper is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "raapiik", meaning "yardarm" (the outer extremity of a ship's yard).
RAASCH German
Variant of Rasch.
RÄÄST Estonian
Rääst is an Estonian surname meaning "baldachin" (a canopy of typically placed over an altar or throne).
RÄÄSTAS Estonian
Räästas is an Estonian surname meaning "eaves".
RAAT Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
RAATIKAINEN Finnish
A family name first registered in the form Radikain in the 16th or 17th century. Derives from the German man's name Konrad which in Finland was shortened to Radi.
RAATMA Estonian
Raatma is an Estonian surname meaning a "clearing".
RABA Estonian
Raba is an Estonian surname meaning "bog" or "raised bog".
RABE German
German surname meaning "raven, crow".
RABENSTEIN German
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Rabenstein.
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
RABINOVITCH Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
RABINOWICZ Jewish
Polish Jewish name meaning son of rabbi from the root rabi meaning "rabbi" combined with the Polish patronymic suffix -owicz "son of"
RABINOWITZ Jewish, Polish
Polish variant of Rabinovich.
RABINSKY Jewish
From the root rabi "rabbi" combined with the Polish suffix -ski
RABSZTYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
RĂCEANU Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
RACHEDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rashid; this spelling is chiefly used in Algerian Arabic.
RACHEL English, German
From the English female given name RACHEL or derived from German rau "rough".
RACHLYN Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
RACHMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
RACHVALSKY Jewish
No history
RACKHAM English
Means "person from Rackham", Sussex ("homestead or enclosure with ricks"). This surname was borne by British watercolourist and book illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939).
RAD Ancient Persian
Meanings: "Honest", "Bounteous"
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of Radenko''.
RADER German
Variation of Rademacher, meaning "maker of wheels" in German ("rat" meaning wheel), later shortened to Rader and other variations such as Redder, Raeder, Redler, etc.
RADFORD English
Habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English read "red" + ford "ford", but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English ridan "to ride", with the meaning "ford that can be crossed on horseback".
RADHAKRISHNAN Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna. In Hinduism, this is the combination of both feminine and masculine aspects of God.
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Radin".
RADLOFF Low German
North German: From the Old Norse Radulf.... [more]
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the given name Radmilo.
RADNICE Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RADOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
RADU Romanian
From the given name RADU.
RĂDUCAN Romanian
Means "son of Radu".
RADWAN Arabic
Variant of Ridwan.
RAE Scottish
reduced form of McRae
RAFFENSPERGER German
Altered spelling of Ravensburger or Ravensberger, a habitational name for someone from Ravensburg in Württemberg, but there are a number of similar surnames, for example Raffenberg, a farm name near Hamm, and Raffsberger.
RAFIQUE Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant of Rafiq used in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
RAFTERY Irish
Corrupted version of "Rafferty"
RAGAB Arabic
Variant transcription of Rajab.
RAGAN English
A variant of Reagan.
RAGATZ German (Swiss)
Habitational name from Ragaz in Grison canton.
RAGONESI Italian
Meaning: People Of Aragon
RAGSDALE English
Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca "gully", "narrow pass" + dæl "valley", "dale".
RAGUSA Italian
Habitational name from Ragusa in Sicily, or from the ancient city of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia (Italian name Ragusa).
RAHA Estonian
Raha is an Estonian surname meaning "money".
RAHAMÄGI Estonian
Rahamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "money mountain".
RAHE German
Nickname for a rough individual, from a North German variant of Rauh.
RAHE Estonian
Rahe is an Estonian surname meaning "hail".
RAHIM Arabic
From the personal name based on Arabic Rahim.
RAHIMI Persian
From the given name Rahim.
RÄHK Estonian
Rähk is an Estonian surname meaning "rubble".
RAHMANZAI Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
RÄHN Estonian
Rähn is an Estonian surname meaning "woodpecker".
RAHU Estonian
Rahu is an Estonian surname meaning both "peace" and "reef".
RAHULA Estonian
Rahula is an Estonian surname meaning "reef area".
RAHUMAA Estonian
Rahumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "peaceful" or "quiet" ("rahu") "land" ("maa")".
RAHUMÄGI Estonian
Rahumägi is an Estonian surname meaning "peace(ful) mountain".
RAHUMEEL Estonian
Rahumeel is an Estonian surname meaning "peaceful minded".
RAHUSAAR Estonian
Rahusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "reef island".
RAI Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAID Estonian
Raid is an Estonian surname derived from "raidur"; meaning "hewer".
RAIDVÄLI Estonian
Raidväli is an Estonian surname meaning "hewed/sculpted field".
RAIE Estonian
Raie is an Estonian surname meaning "cutting", "hewing" and "(tree) lumbering".
RAIG Estonian
Raig is an Estonian surname meaning "slough" (a swamplike area)".
RAIGON Ancient Celtic
syll. rai-gon The baby boy name Raigon is derived from Celtic origins. It means “heir to the throne” or “little king”
RAIK Estonian
Raik is an Estonian surname derived from "raikaerik" meaning "oat grass"
RÄIM Estonian
Räim is an Estonian surname meaning "Baltic herring".
RAINBIRD English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "counsel-bright" (cf. Raginbert). The modern form of the name has been influenced by English rainbird "plover".
RAINBOW English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbaut, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "counsel-brave" (cf. Raginbald). The modern form of the name has been influenced by English rainbow.
RAINEY Irish, Scottish
From an Irish or Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raighne, Ó Ráighne meaning "descendent of Raonull", the given name Raonull being derived from Old Norse Rögnvaldr, Røgnvaldr, Rǫgnvaldr.
RAINWATER English (American)
Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.
RAIS Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
RÄISÄNEN Finnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
RAISBECK English
Raisbeck is a hamlet in the civil parish of Orton, in the Eden district, in the county of Cumbria, England. The surname Raisbeck originates from the hamlet. The name of the hamlet derives from Hrridarr, a personal name and beck, a stream or river.
RAISCH German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German rīsch, rūsch ‘reed’, ‘rush’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a reed bed, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who used or harvested reeds... [more]
RAISH English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Raisch.
RAISON English, Scottish, French
From a medieval nickname for an intelligent person (from Old French raison "reason, intelligence").
RAITER German
Occupational name for a taxman or accountant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German reiten ‘to reckon’, ‘to calculate’.
RAJ Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJA Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAJA Estonian
Raja is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary" or "border".
RAJALA Estonian
Rajala is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary area/field".
RAJALAANE Estonian
Rajalaane is an Estonian surname derived from "raja" ("boundary", "border") and "lääne" ("occidental", "western"): "western border/boundary".
RAJAN Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
RAJANIEMI Finnish
Rajaniemi: The last name of a group of people who live in Finland. Some live in the United States when their ancestors immigrated to the US in the early 1900's.
RAJAPAKSE Sinhalese
The origin of “rajapakse” is from Sri Lanka. Some people used to write as “Rajapaksha or Rajapakshe” but all meaning same. Raja mean King/governer in Sinhala as well as Hindi. Paksha mean Obey
RAJASAAR Estonian
Rajasaar is an Estonian surname meaning "border island" or "storm island".
RAJASALU Estonian
Rajasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "border grove".
RAJASTE Estonian
Rajaste is an Estonian surname derived from "raja" meaning "border".
RAJAVEE Estonian
Rajavee is an Estonian surname meaning "border water" or "storm water".
RAJKOOMAR Mauritian Creole, South African
Variant of Rajkumar used by Mauritian and South African Indians.
RAJKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Rajko".
RAJKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
RAJPUT Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā) meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá) meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAJU Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAJU Estonian
Raju is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
RAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
RAKITIĆ Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
RAKOVICH Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Rajković
RALEIGH English
English habitation name in Devon meaning "red woodland clearing".
RALLS English (Anglicized, Rare)
From old English or Saxon. Originally Rallf ( Raulf) which meant Wolf Council
RALPH English
From a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad "counsel, advice" and wolf "wolf". This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf... [more]
RAMACHANDRAN Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of Rama and Chandra.
RAMADAN Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān) referring to the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is marked by fasting in Muslim tradition.
RAMADHANI Swahili, Indonesian
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān), the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for Muslims.
RAMAGE French, Scottish
From a medieval Scottish nickname for a hot-tempered or unpredictable person (from Old French ramage "wild, uncontrollable" (applied to birds of prey)).
RAMAGI Ancient Roman
In Caesar's Gallic Wars, the Ramagi built catapults and other mechanical weapons.... [more]
RAMAKRISHNAN Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
RAMAMURTHY Indian, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see Rama) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti) meaning "idol, icon".
RAMAZANOĞLU Turkish
Means "son of Ramazan" in Turkish.
RAMAZASHVILI Georgian
Means "son of Ramaz".
RAMAZONOV Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik variant of Ramazanov.
RAMBEAU French (Rare), Ancient Germanic (Frankish)
Altered spelling of the southern French family name Rambaut, from an Old French personal name, Rainbaut, composed of the Germanic elements ragin "counsel" + bald "bold", "brave", or alternatively from the Germanic personal name Hrambehrt or Hrambald, composed of the elements hramn "crow" & berht "bright" or bald "bold", "brave".
RAMBERT English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbert (see Rainbird). It was borne by Dame Marie Rambert (original name Cyvia Rabbam, later Miriam Rambach; 1888-1982), a Polish-born British ballet dancer and choreographer.
RAMDANI Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from Ramadan, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
RAMEKA-WAAPU Maori
A maori Mythological creature
RAMEZANI Persian
Derived from the given name Ramezan.
RAMM Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
RAMMO Estonian
Rammo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "rammus", meaning "fat" and "fertile"; or from "ramm", meaning both "beetle" and "strength".
RAMMUS Estonian
Rammus is an Estonian surname meaning "fat", "nourishing" and "fertile".
RAMNARINE Trinidadian Creole, Indian
Trinidadian and Guyanese form of Ramnarayan, from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant" combined with नारायण (nārāyaṇá), an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu.
RAMONE Spanish (Anglicized), Portuguese (Anglicized), Catalan (Anglicized)
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Ramón, from the personal name Ramón or Ramon, of Germanic origin (see Raymond).
RAMP German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf, from Middle High German ramft, ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some feature, for example a field, or possibly, in the sense ‘crust’, a nickname for a poor person.
RAMPERSAD Trinidadian Creole, South African, Mauritian Creole
Trinidadian surname of Indian Hindu origin; from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" combined with प्रसाद (prasāda) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity".
RAMSBOTTOM English (British)
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. It is also a habitational name from a market town with the same name, located in Greater Manchester, England.
RANA Indian (Parsi)
A Hindu and Parsi name meaning literally "king".
RANASINGHE Sinhalese
From Sanskrit रण (raṇa) meaning “delight, pleasure, joy” and सिंह (siṃhá) “lion”.
RANCOURT French (Quebec)
Habitational name from places in France named Rancourt.
RAND Estonian
Rand is an Estonian surname meaning "beach".
RANDALU Estonian
Randalu is an Estonian surname derived from "rand" ("beach") and "salu" ("sandy heath" or "heathy woodland").
RANDAZZO Italian
Habitational name from a place in Catania called Randazzo. Possibly from a derivative of the personal name Rando.
RANDEL French, German
French: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various compound names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element. Compare Randall.... [more]
RANDHAWA Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
RANDLA Estonian
Randla is an Estonian surname meaning "coastal area".
RANDLE English
English: variant spelling of Randall or Americanized spelling of Randel.
RANDMAA Estonian
Randmaa is an Estonian name meaning "beach land".
RANDMETS Estonian
Randmets is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore forest".
RANDOLPH English, German
Classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand "rim (of a shield), shield" and wolf "wolf". This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.
RANDPALU Estonian
Randpalu is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore sandy heath".
RANDPERE Estonian
Randpere is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore folk".
RANDPÕLD Estonian
Randpõld is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/shore field".
RANDSALU Estonian
Randsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "beach grove".
RÄNDUR Estonian
Rändur is an Estonian surname meaning "itinerant" and "migrant".
RANDVEE Estonian
Randvee is an Estonian surname meaning "beach water".
RANDVIIR Estonian
Randviir is an Estonian surname meaning "beach line/bar".
RANG German
Variant of Range.... [more]
RANGARIRAI Shona
Rangarirai means "Remember, think over, consider".
RANGE German, French
German: nickname for a ragamuffin, from Middle High German range ‘naughty boy’, ‘urchin’.... [more]
RANGEL German, Spanish, Portuguese
A variant of Rengel. This name is also found in Portugal.
RANGER English, German, French
English: occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden, from Middle English ranger, an agent derivative of range(n) ‘to arrange or dispose’.... [more]
RANJ Indian
From the given name 'Ranj'
RÄNK Estonian
Ränk is an Estonian surname meaning "heavy", "burdensome" and "wicked".
RANKIN Scottish, Irish
Composed of the medieval given name Rankin, a diminutive of either Ronald or Rand and the name suffix kin.
RANNAÄÄRE Estonian
Rannaääre is an Estonian surname meaning "(sea)shore margin/periphery".
RANNAMÄE Estonian
Rannamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "inshore hill/mountain".
RANNASTE Estonian
Rannaste is an Estonian surname derived from "rand" and meaning "beach" or "shore".
RANNELLS English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rannulf, Ranel, of continental Germanic origin.
RANNIK Estonian
Rannik is an Estonian surname meaning "coast".
RANNIKMÄE Estonian
Rannikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/coastal hill/mountain".
RANT Estonian
Rant is an Estonian surname meaning "arris" and "flange".
RANTANEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish ranta "beach, shore" and the common surname suffix -nen.
RAO Chinese
From the name of an ancient region which existed during the Warring States period (403-221 B.C.) in the state of Zhao. As a stand-alone character, 饒 (ráo) literally means "abundant, plentiful".
RAPACE Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From French and Italian rapace meaning "predatory, bird of prey, raptor". A notable bearer is Swedish actress Noomi Rapace.
RAPHAN German
Unknown
RAPPOLD German
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements rad "counsel", "advice" + bald "bold", "brave".
RAPSON English
Means "son of Rab" or "son of Rap". Both Rab and Rap are diminutives of Robert.
RASBERRY English
Possibly a habitational name from Ratsbury in Lynton, Devon.
RASILA Finnish
A variant of the finnish word (rasi) for a forest that has been cleared for slash and burn but has not yet been burnt for agricultural means. The suffix "-la" is usually added to the stem of the word to indicate a location... [more]
RASK Estonian
Rask is an Estonian surname meaning "puttee (a cloth or leather legging)".
RASKOLNIKOV Literature
The surname of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, protagonist of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It derives from the Russian word raskolnik, meaning "schismatic" or a member of the Old Believer sect.
RASMUSON English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Rasmussen.
RASMUSSON Swedish
Means 'Son of Rasmus'.
RASOOL Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rasul.
RASPBERRY English
Variant spelling of Rasberry.
RASSI Italian
Comes from the Italian rosso, meaning "red".
RÄSTAS Estonian
Rästas is an Estonian surname meaning "ouzel (bird)" and "thrush (bird)".
RASTOGI Indian, Hindi
Possibly derived from Rohtas, the name of a district in Bihar, India, itself from the name of a Hindu deity.
RASUL Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
RASULEV Bashkir, Uzbek, Tatar
Means "son of Rasul".
RASVA Estonian
Rasva is an Estonian surname meaning "tallow", "fat" and "grease".
RASVAK Latvian
A officer in the Latvian Waffen SS
RATAS Estonian
Ratas is an Estonian surname meaning "wheel".
RATASSEPP Estonian
Ratassepp is an Estonian surname meaning "wheel smith".
RATCLIFF English
Habitational name from any of the places, in various parts of England, called Ratcliff(e), Radcliffe, Redcliff, or Radclive, all of which derive their names from Old English rēad meaning "red" + clif meaning "cliff", "slope", "riverbank".
RATHBONE English
Of unknown origin, but might denote a person with short legs. From Olde English rhath, meaning "short, and bon, "legs".
RATHER German, Jewish
1. Occupational name for a counsellor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rater ‘adviser’. ... [more]
RATHGEBER German
From Middle High German ratgebe or Middle Low German ratgever "giver of advice, counselor", an occupational name for an adviser or wise man.
RATHNAYAKE Sinhalese
Variant transcription of Ratnayake.
RATIGAN Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Reachtagán, meaning "descendant of Reachtagán", a personal name from a diminutive of "reachtaire" ("steward", "administrator") or "reacht" ("law"). Was used in the Disney film Basil The Great Mouse Detective as the name of the villain, Professor Ratigan.
RATNAYAKE Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "leader, hero".
RÄTSEP Estonian
Rätsep means ''tailor'' in Estonian.
RATTANA Khmer, Thai
Derived from Thai รัตน์ (rạtn) meaning "gem jewel"
RÄTTE Estonian
Rätte is an Estonian surname meaning "shawl".
RAU German
Nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German ruch, ruhe, rouch "hairy", "shaggy", "rough".
RAU English
From a medieval personal name, a variant of RALPH.
RAU Italian
From a local variant of the personal name Rao, an old form of RALPH.
RAU Indian
Variant of RAO.
RÄUBER German, German (Swiss)
German, Swiss German: derogatory nickname, from Middle High German roubære ‘robber’, ‘bandit’, ‘highwayman’ (from roub, roup ‘booty’, ‘spoils’).
RAUCH German
Perhaps an occupational nickname for a blacksmith or charcoal burner, from Middle High German rouch, German Rauch ‘smoke’, or, in the case of the German name, a status name or nickname relating to a hearth tax (i.e. a tax that was calculated according to the number of fireplaces in each individual home).