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  1. REGANA: Elaborated form of English Regan, meaning "queen." 
  2. REGENA: English variant spelling of Latin Regina, meaning "queen."
  3. REGINA: Latin name meaning "queen." 
  4. REILLY: Variant spelling of English unisex Riley, meaning "rye meadow. 
  5. RENIE: English pet form of Latin Irene, meaning "peace."
  6. RETHA: Short form of English Aretha, meaning "virtue."
  7. REXANA: Variant spelling of English Rexanne, meaning "queen."
  8. REXANNE: Feminine form of English Rex ("king"), hence "queen."
  9. RHEANNA: Variant spelling of English Rhianna, meaning "maiden."
  10. RHETA: English variant spelling of Spanish Rita, meaning "pearl." 
  11. RHETTA: Feminine form of English Rhett, meaning "advice."
  12. RHIANNA: English elaborated form of Welsh Rhian, meaning "maiden." 
  13. RHODA: Latin form of Greek Rhodē, meaning "rose." In the bible, this is the name of a servant in the house of Mary.
  14. RHONA: Old Scottish name, possibly meant to be a feminine form of English/Scottish Ronald, meaning "wise ruler." 
  15. RHONDA: English name derived from a Welsh place name, Rhondda Valley, which was named after the river running through it, meaning "noisy." 
  16. RIA: English short form of Latin Maria "obstinate, rebellious" and Victoria "conqueror." Compare with another form of Ria.
  17. RICHARDA: Feminine form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  18. RICHARDINE: Feminine form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  19. RICHELLE: Pet form of English Richarda, meaning "powerful ruler."
  20. RICHENDRA: Feminine form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  21. RICKENA: Feminine form of English Rick, meaning "powerful ruler."
  22. RIKA: English short form of names ending with -rika. Compare with another form of Rika.
  23. RILEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a place name composed of the Old English elements ryge "rye" and leah "clearing, meadow," hence "rye meadow."
  24. RIMON: Unisex form of English Rimmon, meaning "pomegranate." 
  25. RINA
    1. Short form of Roman Latin Marina, meaning "of the sea."
    2. Short form of various Anglicized forms of Irish Ríona, meaning "pure."
    3. Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Rinnah, meaning "shouting for joy." 
  26. RIO: English unisex name derived from the Spanish word for "river."
  27. RIPLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements ripel "strip of land" and leah "clearing, meadow," hence "cleared strip of land."
  28. RITA: Short form of Spanish Marguerita, meaning "pearl."
  29. RIZPAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ritspah, meaning "hot coal" or "pavement." In the bible, this is the name of one of King Saul's concubines.
  30. ROBBIE: Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
  31. ROBERTA
    1. Feminine form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame."
    2. Feminine form of Latin Robertus, meaning "bright fame." In use by the Italians, Portuguese and Spanish. 
  32. ROBIN: Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." This name is also sometimes given as a bird name.
  33. ROBINA: Feminine form of English unisex Robin, meaning "bright fame."
  34. ROBYNNE: Feminine form of English unisex Robin, meaning "bright fame."
  35. RON (רוֹן): Hebrew unisex name meaning "joy, song." Compare with strictly masculine Ron.
  36. RONA: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Rhona, meaning "wise ruler." Compare with another form of Rona.
  37. RONALDA: Feminine form of English/Scottish Ronald, meaning "wise ruler."
  38. RONDA: Variant spelling of English Rhonda, meaning "noisy." 
  39. RONI: English short form of Latin Veronica, meaning "bringer of victory." Compare with another form of Roni.
  40. RONIT: Anglicized form of Irish Rathnait, meaning "little prosperous one." Compare with another form of Ronit.
  41. RONNETTE: Pet form of English Ronnie, meaning "bringer of victory."
  42. RONNIE: English pet form of Latin Veronica, meaning "bringer of victory." Compare with masculine Ronnie
  43. ROS: Short form of English Rosalind, meaning "weak horse." Compare with another form of Ros.
  44. ROSA: Medieval Latin name meaning "rose." Compare with another form of Rosa.
  45. ROSABEL: English form of Italian Rosabella, meaning "beautiful rose."
  46. ROSALEEN: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  47. ROSALIN: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  48. ROSALINA: Latin form of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  49. ROSALIND: Often translated "lovely rose" using Latin elements, this name was introduced to Britain by the Normans and is therefore more likely to be of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements hros "horse" and lind "weak, tender," hence "weak horse."
  50. ROSALINE: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  51. ROSALYN: Medieval English form of Germanic Rosalind, meaning "weak horse."
  52. ROSALYNNE: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  53. ROSAMOND: Variant spelling of German Rosamund, meaning "horse-protection."
  54. ROSANNA: Italian compound name composed of Rosa "rose" and Anna "favor, grace," hence "rose of grace."
  55. ROSANNAH: Variant spelling of Italian Rosanna, meaning "rose of grace."
  56. ROSANNE: English compound name composed of Rose "rose" and French Anne "favor-grace," hence "rose of grace."
  57. ROSASHARN: English flower name meaning "Rose of Sharon." This was the name of a character in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  58. ROSE: Today, this English name is most often given as a flower name, or used as a short form of the herb name Rosemary. However, it was in use throughout the Middle Ages (long before herb and flower names became popular) and probably originated as a short form of longer Germanic names containing the word hrod, meaning "horse."
  59. ROSEANN: Variant spelling of English Rosanne, meaning "rose of grace."
  60. ROSEANNE: Variant spelling of English Rosanne, meaning "rose of grace."
  61. ROSELYN: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  62. ROSEMARIE: German compound name composed of Rose "rose" and Marie "obstinate, rebellious."
  63. ROSEMARY: English name derived from the herb name, "rosemary," from Latin rosmarinus, composed of ros "dew" and marinus "the sea," literally meaning "dew of the sea." In some cases the name may be a compound of Rose "rose" and Mary "obstinate, rebellious."
  64. ROSHEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Róisín, meaning "little rose."
  65. ROSIE: Pet form of English Rose, meaning "rose."
  66. ROSLYN: Variant spelling of English Rosalyn, meaning "weak horse."
  67. ROSY: Variant spelling of English Rosie, meaning "rose."
  68. ROWAN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "rowan tree." Compare with masculine Rowan
  69. ROWANNE: Variant spelling of English Rowan, meaning "rowan tree." 
  70. ROWENA: This name first appears in the chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth; Sir Walter Scott then brought the name to the public's attention by using it to name a character in his novel Ivanhoe. It is the Latin form of an uncertain Anglo-Saxon name, perhaps Hrodwyn, meaning "famous joy."
  71. ROWINA: Variant spelling of Latin Rowena, possibly meaning "famous joy."
  72. ROXANA: Latin form of Persian Roušanak, meaning "dawn." This was the name of a wife of Alexander the Great.
  73. ROXANE: French form of Latin Roxana, meaning "dawn." 
  74. ROXANNA: Variant spelling of Latin Roxana, meaning "dawn."
  75. ROXANNE: Variant spelling of French Roxane, meaning "dawn." This is the preferred spelling used by the English.
  76. ROXIE: English pet form of French Roxanne, meaning "dawn."
  77. ROXY: Variant spelling of English Roxie, meaning "dawn."
  78. ROYSE: Medieval English name derived from Latin Rohesia, which is probably a horse-related name.
  79. ROZ: Short form of English Rosalind, meaning "weak horse." 
  80. ROZANNE: Variant spelling of English Rosanne, meaning "rose of grace."
  81. ROZENN: Breton name meaning "rose."
  82. RUBIE: Variant spelling of English Ruby, meaning "ruby."
  83. RUBINA: Elaborated form of English Ruby, meaning "ruby."
  84. RUBY: English name derived from the name of the precious stone, from Latin ruber, meaning "red." This is the birthstone for July. Compare with masculine Ruby
  85. RUBYE: Variant spelling of English Ruby, meaning "red" or "ruby."
  86. RUTH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ruwth ("appearance" or "friendship") and Greek Rhouth ("a female friend"). In the bible, this is the name of a Moabite who marries Naomi's son, an ancestor of David and of Christ
  87. RUTHIE: Pet form of English Ruth, meaning "appearance" or "a female friend."
  88. RYANA: Feminine form of English Ryan ("little king"), meaning "little queen."
  89. RYANNE: Variant spelling of English Ryana, meaning "little queen."
  90. RYLEE: Feminine form of English unisex Riley, meaning "rye meadow."
  91. SABELLA: English short form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath."
  92. SABINA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Sadhbh, meaning "sweet." Compare with another form of Sabina.
  93. SABLE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "black," as a heraldic color. It is sometimes confused with the mammal of the same name but which has brown fur, not black, and which has a different origin.
  94. SABRINA: Latin form of Severn, the name of a river in England where a Celtic goddess dwelt. The Old Welsh form of Severn is Habren. The name is of uncertain origin, possibly from Hebrew Sabra, the name for a native-born Israeli, meaning "thorny cactus." 
  95. SABRYNA: English variant spelling of Latin Sabrina, possibly meaning "thorny cactus."
  96. SADIE: Old English diminutive form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess." 
  97. SAFFIE: Pet form of English Saffron, meaning "saffron (the spice)."
  98. SAFFRON: English name derived from the name of the spice which comes from the crocus flower, ultimately from Arabic aṣfar, meaning "yellow."
  99. SAGE: English unisex name which can mean either "sage (the spice)" or "profoundly wise one."
  100. SAL: Short form of English Sally, meaning "noble lady, princess." Compare with masculine Sal.
  101. SALAL: English unisex name derived from the name of the "Salal berry plant" used in making jams and jellies.
  102. SALENA: Variant spelling of English Selina, meaning "moon."
  103. SALINA: Variant spelling of English Selina, possibly meaning "moon."
  104. SALLI: Variant spelling of English Sally, meaning "noble lady, princess."
  105. SALLIE: Variant spelling of English Sally, meaning "noble lady, princess."
  106. SALLY: Originally an English pet form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess," it is now given as an independent name.
  107. SALOME: Anglicized form of Greek Salōmē, meaning "peaceful." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a woman who witnessed Christ's crucifixion. It is also said (by the historian Josephus) to have been the name of the daughter of Herodias (consort of Herod Antipas), who demanded the head of John the Baptist after dancing for Herod.
  108. SAM: Unisex short form of English Samantha and Samuel, both meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  109. SAMANTA: Italian form of English Samantha, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  110. SAMANTHA: American name of uncertain origin, probably intended to be a feminine form of English Samuel, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  111. SAMMI: Pet form of English Samantha, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  112. SAMMIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Sammy, meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  113. SAMMY: Unisex pet form of English Samantha and Samuel, both meaning "heard of God," "his name is El," or "name of God."
  114. SANDIE: English pet form of Latin Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind."
  115. SANDRA: Short form of Italian Alessandra, meaning "defender of mankind."
  116. SANDY: English unisex pet form of Latin Alexandra and English Alexander, both meaning "defender of mankind."
  117. SAPPHIRE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "sapphire." This is a birthstone for the month of August.
  118. SARA: Anglicized form of Greek Sarra, meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham. This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe: Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Scandinavian, and Slovene.
  119. SARAH (שָׂרָה): Hebrew name meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham.
  120. SARAHJEANNE: English compound name composed of Hebrew Sarah "noble lady, princess" and French Jeanne "God is gracious."
  121. SARANNA: English compound name composed of Hebrew Sarah "noble lady, princess" and Latin Anna "favor, grace."
  122. SARIAH: English elaborated form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess."
  123. SARINA: Variant spelling of English Serena, meaning "serene, tranquil."
  124. SAUNDRA: Scottish diminutive form of Latin Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind."
  125. SAVANNA: Variant spelling of English Savannah, meaning "savannah."
  126. SAVANNAH: English name derived from the Taino word zabana, meaning "savannah."
  127. SCARLET
    1. English color name meaning "scarlet red."
    2. Variant spelling of English Scarlett, meaning "dyer" or "seller of fabrics."
  128. SCARLETT: English occupational surname for a "dyer" or "seller of fabrics," transferred to forename use, derived from Old French escarlate, meaning "scarlet cloth." 
  129. SCHEHERAZADE: Anglicized form of Persian Shahrazad, meaning "city-person."
  130. SCHOLASTICA: Roman name derived from the Latin word scholasticus, meaning "scholar."
  131. SCHUYLER: Dutch surname transferred to English unisex forename use, meaning "protection, shelter." 
  132. SCOUT: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "scout," used by author Harper Lee for a character in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird
  133. SEANNA: Feminine form of English Sean, meaning "God is gracious."
  134. SEDONA: From the name of the state of Arizona in the United States of America, a place considered sacred by the Native Americans. It was named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877-1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster. Meaning unknown.
  135. SELA (סֶלַע): Anglicized form of Hebrew Cela, meaning "a rock." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the capital city of Edom, possibly an early name for Petra. In use as a unisex name.
  136. SELAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Cela, meaning "a rock." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the capital city of Edom, possibly an early name for Petra. In use as a unisex name.
  137. SELBY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a place name composed of the Old Norse elements selja "willow" and býr "farm, settlement," hence "willow settlement."
  138. SELINA: Possibly an English form of Latin Selena, meaning "moon." This name was first recorded in the 17th century.
  139. SELMA: Possibly an English contracted form of Arabic Selima, meaning "peaceful." Compare with other forms of Selma.
  140. SEONA: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Seònaid, meaning "God is gracious."
  141. SEPTEMBER: English unisex name derived from the month name, which was originally the seventh month of the Roman year, meaning "seventh."
  142. SEPTIMA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Septimus, meaning "seventh."
  143. SEQUOIA: From the Native American Cherokee name of the giant redwood trees that grow in California. The tree was named after the half-blooded scholar George Gist, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. The name Sequoia ("pig's foot"), was given to him after a hunting accident disfigured his foot.
  144. SERENA: Latin name derived from the word serenus, meaning "serene, tranquil."
  145. SERENITY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "serenity."
  146. SERINA: English variant spelling of Latin Serena, meaning "serene, tranquil."
  147. SERRENA: English variant spelling of Latin Serena, meaning "serene, tranquil."
  148. SESSY: Pet form of English Cecily, meaning "blind."
  149. SHAE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Shea, probably meaning "hawk-like." 
  150. SHAELYN: Modern English compound name composed of Shae "hawk-like" and Lynn "lake."

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