Rubeus


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Red.”

Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)

Nicknames: Ru

Detail: Derived from the Latin word ruber.

Rubeus Hagrid is a character in the Harry Potter books.

“Hagrid”, according to Rowling in an interview, comes from the word “hagridden”, meaning to have a nightmarish night, particularly when hung over.

Romulus


Sentinel by Diane Berry

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Of Rome.”

Pronunciation: (RAWM-yuh-luss)

Nicknames: Rom, Rommo, Rollo

Detail: In Roman legend Romulus and his twin Remus were the founders of the city of Rome. As soon as they were born, they were abandoned in a remote location. They were found by a she-wolf, who instead of killing them, looked after them and fed them with her milk.

Rodion


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Russian

Meaning: “Song of the hero.”

Pronunciation: (RAH-dee-on)

Nicknames: Rod, Rodo

Detail: Rodion comes from the Greek name Heroides meaning “song of the hero” from heros “hero, warrior” and oides “song, ode”.

Rodion is the central character of Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky.

Rorimac


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Literay – Tolkien

Meaning: “Son of red king.”

Pronunciation: (ROR-ih-mak)

Nicknames: Rory, Mac

Detail: Possibly derived from the Gaelic rori meaning “red king” and mac “son of”

Rorimac is grandfather of Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck. He was present at Bilbo’s famous Birthday Party, and was noted as being the first to suspect that Bilbo’s disappearance at that party meant that “Mad Baggins” had gone off on another adventure. He was nearly a hundred years old at that time, and commonly known as “Old Rory”.

Rabastan


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Serpent’s head.”

Pronunciation: (ra-BAS-tan)

Detail:  In world of the Harry Potter he is a Death Eater

Rabastan is related to Rastaban, an Arabic phrase meaning “the serpent’s head”— a name of Beta Draconis, one of the stars in the constellation Draco.

Rosmerta


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Celtic / Roman / Gaulish

Meaning: “The Great Provider.”

Nicknames: Rose, Rosie, Romy

Detail: A goddess of healing, water, & sacred springs.

In Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Madam Rosmerta is the landlady of The Three Broomsticks pub in the village of Hogsmeade.