Meaning: “Fame wolf.”
Nicknames: Rudo, Rulf, Rulfie, Rollo
Detail: From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod “fame” and wulf “wolf”.
Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)
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.
Meaning: “Of Rome.”
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.
Meaning: “Song of the hero.”
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.
Origin: Literay – Tolkien
Meaning: “Son of red king.”
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”.
Nicknames: Ravi, Raven, Venna, Enna
Detail: Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven.
In Dante’s Inferno, Guido da Polenta is lord of Ravenna.
Meaning: “God has heald.”
Nicknames: Raphy, Rafaly, Rapha, Ella
Meaning: “Serpent’s head.”
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.
Meaning: “The Lord’s secret.”
Nicknames: Raz, Razi, Zili, Raspberry
Detail: Could be a fun and exotic twist on Rosalie