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RÕIGASEstonian
Rõigas is an Estonian surname menaing "radish".
ROISUMNorwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
ROITHAncient Irish
RoithRuith = "Wheel" / Mug Ruith/Mogh Roith = "Servant of the wheel"... [more]
RÕIVASEstonian
Rõivas is an Estonian surname meaning "garment".
ROKAJapanese
Japanese name meaning "White crest of the wave".
ROLANDFrench, German, Scottish
French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrod ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. (Compare Rowland).... [more]
ROLFGerman
English: Composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’. This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou (see Rollo).... [more]
ROLFEnglish
From the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrōd "renown" and wulf "wolf". This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) (see Rollo).
ROLFEEnglish
Variant of Rolf.
ROLFSGerman
This surname means "son of Rolf," a patronymic surname from northern Germany.
ROLLUpper German, German, English
German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe.... [more]
ROLLEEnglish
Variant of Roll.
ROLLINEnglish, German
English: variant of Rolling.... [more]
ROLLOScottish
Scottish: from a Latinized form, common in early medieval documents, of the personal name Rou, the usual Norman form of Rolf.
ROLLOScottish
From a Latinized form, common in early medieval documents, of the personal name Rou(l), the usual Norman form of Rolf.
ROLSTONEnglish
English habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border... [more]
ROMANCatalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorussian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANESCURomanian
Patronymic from the given name Roman.
ROMANOFFRussian
Variant spelling of Romanov.
ROMANOVARussian
Means "daughter of Roman".
ROMANOWPolish
Polish spelling of Russian Romanoff.
ROMEKALithuanian (Latinized)
From the Latin for "of Rome"
ROMMELUpper German, Dutch
Nickname for an obstreperous person, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rummeln, rumpeln to make a noise, create a disturbance (of imitative origin). Variant of Rummel.
ROMNEYEnglish
English: habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from an obscure first element, rumen, + Old English ea ‘river’ (see Rye).
ROMPEnglish, German
Likely a variant of Rump.
RONSpanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
RONEYIrish (Anglicized, Modern, Archaic)
The most common Irish variant of Rooney primarily concentrated in the Ulster counties of Down, Louth, Armagh, Fermanagh, Monaghan, and Sligo. From the Gaelic O'Ruanaidh and O'Ruanadha which means the descendant of the champion of ulster... [more]
RÕNGASEstonian
Rõngas is an Estonian surname meaning "ring", "annulet", "wreath" and "coil" (circular).
RONKEstonian
Ronk is an Estonian surname meaning "raven".
RÖNNSwedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
RØNNINGNorwegian
From Old Norse Ryðningr, from ruð "clearing".
RÖNNLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish rönn "rowan" and lund "grove".
ROÑOSpanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
RONSONEnglish
Means "son of RON"
RÖNTGENGerman
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) who discovered and studied x-rays. Röntgen called the radiation "X" because it was an unknown type of radiation... [more]
ROOEstonian
Roo is an Estonian surname derived from "roog" ("reed" or "cane") or "roos" ("rose").
ROOBAEstonian
Rooba is an Estonian surname, derived from "roobas", meaning "ditch" or "rut".
ROOGEstonian
Roog is an Estonian surname meaning "reed".
ROOKEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rook (e.g. in having black hair or a harsh voice).
ROOLAIDEstonian
Roolaid is an Estonian surname meaning "reedy islet".
RÕÕMEstonian
Rõõm is an Estonian surname meaning "gladness".
ROOMEEnglish
Variant of Rome.
ROOMETEstonian
Roomet is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from the masculine given name "Roomet".
RÕÕMUSEstonian
Rõõmus is an Estonian surname meaning "glad" or "joyful".
ROONEYIrish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh "descendant of Ruanadh", a byname meaning "champion".
ROOPDutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht.
ROOSEstonian
Roos is an Estonian surname meaning "rose".
ROOSILEHTEstonian
Roosileht is an Estonian surname meaning "rose leaf".
ROOSIMÄGIEstonian
Roosimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "rose mountain".
ROOSIPUUEstonian
Roosipuu is an Estonian surname meaning wood".
ROOSNUPPEstonian
Roosnupp is an Estonian surname meaning "rosebud".
ROOSTEstonian
Roost is an Estonian surname meaning "reedy".
ROOTEnglish, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
ROOTAREEstonian
Rootare is an Estonian surname meaning "reed hut/house".
ROOTSEstonian
Roots is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf stalk" or "stem". May also derive from "rootslane", meaning "Swede".
ROOTSMÄEEstonian
Rootsmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf stalk/stem hill/mountain".
ROPEREnglish
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also ROOP.
ROSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Santibáñez.
ROSBERGGerman
Meaning "rose" "mountain"
ROSELANDEnglish
Americanized form of Norwegian Røys(e)land; a habitational name from about 30 farmsteads, many in Agder, named from Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.
ROSELLSwedish
Combination of ros "rose" and the common surname suffix -ell.
ROSEMAFrisian
Variant spelling of Rozema.
ROSEMANEnglish
From the Norman feminine name Rosamund.
ROSENGerman, Jewish
Means "Roses" in German
ROSENBAUMGerman
Means rose tree of tree of roses in German
ROSENBAUMGerman
Habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rosebush, Middle High German rōsenboum.
ROSENBAUMJewish
Ornamental adoption of modern German Rosenbaum "rose bush".
ROSENBORGNorwegian
Norwegian form of Rosenberg.
ROSENCRANTZGerman
Means "rose wreath" in German.
ROSENHEIMGerman (Rare)
Derived from "home of roses".
ROSENTHALGerman, Jewish
name for any of numerous places named rosenthal or rosendahl. means " rose valley"
ROSERGerman
German: topographic name for "someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew" (see Rose 1), with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.German (Röser): habitational name from places called Rös, Roes, or Rösa in Bavaria, Rhineland, and Saxony, or a variant of Rosser.Swiss German (Röser): from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on hrod "renown".English: "unexplained".
ROSEVEARCornish, English
From the name of a Cornish village near St Mawgan which derives from Celtic ros "moor, heath" and vur "big".
ROSEWOODEnglish
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
ROSIGreek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, or alternatively a variant of Rosso.... [more]
ROSIERFrench
French for "rose tree" or "rose bush". A common surname in Francophone areas. It is also the name of a fallen angel who was considered the patron demon of tainted love and seduction.
ROSMARINGerman
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary and Latin dictonaries the name Rosmarin derives from the Latin words 'ros' ('dew' or 'tear') and 'marin' ('sea')... [more]
ROSSBACHJewish
Jewish or Eastern European
ROSSEAUFrench, American
Variant spelling of Rousseau. Comes from the Old French word rous meaning "red", likely a nickname for someone with red hair or a particularly rosy complexion.
ROSSIEEnglish
Possibly a variant of Rossi.
ROSSIGNOLFrench
Means "nightingale" or "picklock" in French.
ROSSINGNorwegian
ross (came from scotland) ing - added in Norway
ROSTAMZADEHPersian
From the given name Rostam combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ROSTOVRussian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVARussian
Feminine form of Rostov.
ROSTWOROWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYAUkrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROSZHARTGerman
The original spelling of the name is Roßhart. Roß means "horse" and hart means "hard" in German. The name was changed when the family immigrated to the United States in the 1850's. Some took on the name "Rosshart", and some "Roszhart" as the ß has the "sss" sound.
ROTHCHILDSAncient Celtic
Scottish circa 1500-1600. See Neil Oliver's book 'The Vikings' for mention of Rothkilde
ROTHFUSGerman
Middle High German rot "red" + vuoz "foot", a nickname for someone who followed the fashion for shoes made from a type of fine reddish leather. Or a variant of Rotfuchs, from the Middle Low German form fos "fox", a nickname for a clever person.
ROTHMANGerman, Jewish
German (Rothmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from an elaborated form of Roth 1. ... [more]
ROTHSTEINGerman, Jewish
From German rot meaning "red" and stein meaning "stone".
ROTSTEINGerman
German surname that means "red stone".
ROTTGerman
As far as I've researched the name dates back to a man by the name of Count Palatine Kuno von Rott (~1083). After he got land from the Pfalzfrafs which seem to be a nobile family line.... [more]
ROTTENPopular Culture
From the English word rotten, meaning "In a state of decay/cruel, mean, immoral/bad, horrible". In the Icelandic children's television program LazyTown, Robbie Rotten is the main antagonist of the show who desires silence and peace, continuously formulates reckless schemes that often feature him masquerading in various disguises as a means of hoodwinking or tempting residents away from an active lifestyle... [more]
ROTTSCHEITGerman
Modernization of Rotscheidt, also a city in Germany (Rottscheidt) bearing another modern alternate spelling. When broken down it ultimately means "red" and "piece of wood", implying that the families of today descends from woodwrokers.
ROUBICHOUEnglish
Diminutive of Robert.
ROUGEFrench
Nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion.
ROUGEAUFrench
Diminutive of Rouge, a nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion.
ROUGHEnglish
A topographic name referring to a dwelling with uncultivated ground, ultimately deriving from Olde English ruh meaning "rough".
ROUHANIPersian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
ROURKEIrish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruairc ‘descendant of Ruarc’, Old Gaelic Ruadhrac, a personal name from Norse Hrothrekr (see Roderick). This is the name of chieftain family in counties Leitrim and Cavan.... [more]
ROUSEEnglish
nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’
ROUSOPOULOSGreek
Meaning "of Russian descent".
RÖVERGerman
This surname was originally used as a derogative nickname for an unscrupulous individual, from Middle Low German rover meaning "pirate, robber."
ROVEREnglish, German (Anglicized)
This surname is derived from Middle English roof (from Old English hrof) combined with the agent suffix (i)er, which denotes someone who does/works with something. Thus, the surname was originally used for a constructor or repairer of roofs.... [more]
ROVIAROItalian (Modern)
From northern Italy
ROVNÁKCzech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
ROWEJewish
A shortened form of the surname Horowitz, a variant of the surname Horovic, from the town of Horovice, Czech Republic.
ROWETTEnglish
English from a medieval personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wald ‘rule’, which was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the form Róaldr, and again later by the Normans in the form Rohald or Roald... [more]
ROWLEYEnglish
Anglo Saxon Name- locational, comes from several places in England such as in Devonshire, Yorkshire, County Durham and Staffordshire. It means ' rough wood or clearing', from the Old English 'run' meaning rough and 'leah', meaning clearing in a wood.
ROWSONEnglish (British, Anglicized)
The ancestors of the Rowson family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman given name Ralph. This name, which also occurs as Ralf, Rolf, and Raoul, is adapted from the Old French given name Raol.... [more]
ROYALEnglish
From the given name Royal.
ROYZNBARGYiddish
Yiddish form of Rosenberg.
ROZELLEFrench
Beautiful flower from France brought over by an immigrant named Page Rozelle. People said when she said something nice or touched you, good luck would come to you.
ROZEMAFrisian
Possibly a contraction of Roelfsema meaning "son of Roelf". Also spelled Rosema, Roosma, Rozeman.
ROZEWICZPolish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
ROZWADOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
RUAJewish (Rare)
Israel, Spain
RUADHAGINIrish
Meaning, ‘son of Ruadhagán.’
RUBALCAVASpanish
Denotes someone who was originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
RUBINJewish
From the given name Reuben.
RUBINOVRussian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin", though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RUCCIItalian
Patronymic from the personal name Ruccio, from a short form of various pet names formed with this suffix, as for example Gasparuccio (from Gaspari) or Baldassaruccio (from Baldasare).
RUCHGerman (Swiss)
It was originally a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager,’ ‘intent.’... [more]
RUCINSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
RUCKERGerman
Middle High German: nickname rucken "to move or draw". North German: nickname from Middle Low German rucker "thief", "greedy or acquisitive person". German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Rudiger... [more]
RÜCKMANNGerman
From a Germanic personal name based on hrok "intent", "eager" (Old High German ruoh).
RUDATGerman (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "russet; auburn; reddish brown", derived from Old Prussian ruds and Lithuanian rudas.
RUDDEnglish
A famous bearer is political activist Mark Rudd.
RUDENorwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger. See also Ruhe.... [more]
RUDEENSwedish (Archaic)
Variant or possibly an anglicized form of Rudén. Rudeen is currently not used in Sweden. One known bearer, bishop Torsten Rudeen (1661-1729), got his name from his father's surname Rudenius (also related to Rudén).
RUDÉNSwedish (Rare)
Swedish rud "clearing" (compare Ruud) combined with the common surname suffix -én.
RUDNERGerman
German: unexplained. Perhaps a variant of Redner.
RUDOLFGerman
From a personal name composed of Old High German hrōd "renown" and wolf "wolf", equivalent to English Ralph. This name is also found in Slovenia.
RUDSTRÖMSwedish
Combination of rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
RUDZĪTISLatvian
Derived from the word rudzi meaning "rye".
RUDZUTAKALatvian (Rare)
Rudzutaka is compound from two words first rudzu meaning "rye" and second taka meaning "path". Rudzutaka is femenine form of surname, the masculine form of surname is Rudzutaks. Most famous person with this surname is Jānis Rudzutaks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jānis_Rudzutaks... [more]
RUEDIGGerman
Variation of Rudig.
RUELASFrench
A last name common in Mexico which is believed to have derived from the French word ruelle (or Portuguese word ruela) meaning lane or alley.
RUESCHGerman (Swiss), Jewish
Swiss/German variant of Rusch. Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
RUFGerman
From a reduced form of the personal name Rudolf.
RUFAROShona
It is a form of the Shona name Mufaro.
RUFFEnglish
Variant of Rolf.
RUFFGerman
Variant of Ruf.
RUFFEnglish
Variant of Rolfe.
RUFFINEnglish
From the medieval French male personal name Ruffin, from Latin Rūfīnus, a derivative of Rūfus (literally "red-haired one"). A known bearer of the surname is US soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939-).
RUGBYEnglish
From Rugby, Warwickshire. Originally named *Rocheberie, from Old English *Hrocaburg, 'Hroca's fort', the name was altered due to influence fort Danish settlers, with the second element being replaced with Old Norse byr, 'farm'.... [more]
RUGEGerman
Nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’.... [more]
RUHEGerman
Variant of Ruge. (Rühe) is also a nickname from Rüde ‘hound.’ Habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in northern Germany.
RUHLANDGerman
Variation of Rüland.
RUKKIEstonian
Rukki is an Estonian surname derived from "rukis", meaning "rye"
RULANDGerman
Medieval form of Roland.
RULEScottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
RULINSKASLithuanian (Latinized, Rare)
Meaning and origin still unknown.
RUMBELOWEnglish
Means "person from Rumbelow", the name of various locations in England ("three mounds").
RUMMELGerman, Dutch
North German and Dutch: variant of Rommel.... [more]
RUMMOEstonian
Rummo is an Estonian surname, derived from "rumm" ("rum").
RUMPOLEEnglish
A different form of Rumbold (from the Norman personal name Rumbald, of Germanic origin and probably meaning literally "fame-bold"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Horace Rumpole, the eccentric QC created by John Mortimer (originally for a 1975 television play).
RUMSCHLAGGerman
This name is possibly a derivative of the German word for "envelope" which is spelled 'Umschlag'.
RUNCIEEnglish, Scottish
Derived from Latin runcinus, and related to the Old French "roncin", for a horse of little value. Middle English, Rouncy, as in Chaucer's Cantebury Tales.... [more]
RUNDLETTFrench
this is a french word for little wine barrels.
RUNDSAncient Germanic (Rare)
The Runds surname most likely originated near the Rhine river. It comes from the Proto-Celtic word, rūnā, meaning mystery/mystic. The coat of arms dates back to the middle ages and consists of a black shield with three gold crescent moons... [more]
RUNGEGerman
From the old word "runga", meaning stick or whip
RÜNKEstonian
Rünk is an Estonian surname meaning "crag" and "rock".
RÜNNEEstonian
Rünne is an Estonian surname meaning both "attack" and "to make inroads into something".
RUSBYScottish, English
Alternative spelling of Busby, a parish in Renfrewshire. A name well represented in the Penistone, and Cawthorne districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
RUSHIrish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see Loughrey).
RUSHDIEKashmiri (Rare)
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada) meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names Rashad and Rashid). A famous bearer is Ahmed Salman Rushdie (1947-), a British-Indian author of Kashmiri descent.
RUSTEMOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Rustem".
RUSURomanian
Romanian name meaning "russian".
RUTGERSDutch
Patronymic from the Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger).
RUTHEnglish, German (Swiss)
English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. Not related to the given name in this case.... [more]
RUTIGLIANOItalian
From the name of a town located in Bari Province of Apulia, Italy.
RUTLEDGEEnglish, Scottish
Origin unknown
RUTMANJewish, German
1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rothman. ... [more]
RUTMANNGerman
German: see Rutman.
RUTTEnglish, German
English: variant of Root.... [more]
RUTTEREnglish
Either (i) "player of the rote (a medieval stringed instrument played by plucking)"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for a dishonest or untrustworthy person (from Old French routier "robber, mugger")... [more]
RÜÜTELEstonian
From the Estonian word rüütel, meaning "knight".
RUUTIKAINENFinnish
A rare Finnish surname combining the word for gunpowder, "ruuti", and the common surname ending -nen. The 2017 Finnish population register indicates there are 106 Ruutikainens alive in Finland, and some sites estimate there are another ten abroad... [more]
RÜÜTLIEstonian
Rüütli is an Estonian surname, meaning "chivalric".
RUŽEKCzech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆCroatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
RYALLEnglish
From any of several places in England named from Old English ryge "rye" + hyll "hill".
RYALSEnglish
English occupational surname.
RYBACKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Rybaki, named with ryba meaning "fish".
RYBAKPolish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOVRussian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKAUkrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYDBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and berg "mountain". Notable bearers are author and poet Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) and physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919).
RYDELLSwedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYDÉNGerman, Swedish
Can come from the island Rügen in Germany. Bengt Rydén was the cheif editor at a Swedish magazine called Veckans Affärer.
RYERSONAmerican
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
RYLEEnglish
Variant of Royle.
RYLEEnglish
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see Royle).
RYNEGerman (Swiss)
Respelling of Swiss German Rhyn, a topographic name for someone living on the Rhine river, Middle High German Rin.
RYŠAVÝCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINKCzech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
RYUENJapanese (Rare), Popular Culture
龍 (Ryuu) means "Dragon" and 円 (En) means "Circle, Round". En also can also mean "Garden" in this surname. ... [more]
RYUKOJapanese
See the Ryuko first name.
RYUMINEJapanese
竜/龍 (Ryu) means "Dragon, Imperial" and 嶺,峰,峯 (Mine) means "Peak, Summit, Mountaintop".
RYUUENJapanese
Most common transcription of Ryuen, actually.
RYŪZAKIJapanese
This surname is used as 竜崎, 龍崎, 竜嵜 or 劉崎 with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) or 龍 (ryuu, ryou, rou, tatsu), both meaning "dragon, imperial," 劉 (ryuu, ru, koro.su) meaning "faded, kill en masse, logging axe, peeling (paint off a wall, etc), sparse, weapon of war," 崎 and 嵜 (ki, sai, saki, misaki), the first meaning "cape, promontory, spit" and the second meaning "promontory, steep."... [more]
RZASAPolish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
RZEPKAPolish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
RZEWUSKIPolish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
RZONCAPolish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
RZUCIDLOPolish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
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