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Reine - French variant of Regina.
Reinette - "Little queen." A pet name.
Reinhild (Teutonic)-" Battle-maid of judgment."
Renata (Teutonic) - " Warrior of judgment." This is the Italian form of the name Rane.
Renee - French derivative of Rane, which see.
Reta (Greek)-" A pearl." Finnish form of Margharita.
Rhoda (Greek)-" A rose."
Rhodalind - " Fair as a rose." .
Rhonwen (Welsh) - " White skirt."
Riehenza (Teutonic) - " Ruling firmness." Popular in Germany.
Rina (Greek) - "Pure." A contraction of Katharine.
Rita (Greek)-"A pearl." Italian contraction of Margharita.
Roberta (Teutonic) - "Bright fame."
Robina - Scottish form of above.
Robinetta - Endearing diminutive of above.
Roesia and Rohais (Teutonic)-" Fame." This name was in use as far back as the twelfth century, when it was borne by Rohais, wife of Gilbert de Gaunt, who died in 1156. Roesia was popular among the wives of French knights at the Court of Henry II., and afterwards carried by these Normans over to Ireland, where it became converted into Rose, and lost its original meaning. Rosel and Rosette were also in vogue in France between the tenth and thirteenth centuries.
Romola (Latin) - "Fame." Romola is the name-heroine of George Eliot's famous novel. Ronat (Gaelic)-" A seal." Ronan is the masculine. Rosa (Latin) - "A rose." Rosa is the Spanish form. Rosabel (English)-" Rose fair." Rosabella (Scottish)-" Beautiful rose." Rosabelle - French "and English variants. Rosaclara - "Rose clear." Rosalba (Latin)-" A white rose." Italian form. Rosalia and Rosalie (Latin)-" A rose."
Endearment derivative used in England, France, Germany, and Ireland. St. Rosalia was a native of Palermo, who was carried away by the angels to an inaccessible mountain, where she dwelt for many years in the cleft of a rock. For long a hole was shown in this rock, said to have been worn away by her knees in her devotions. Later, a chapel was built near the spot, with a marble statue in memory of this holy woman. In "Marmion," i. 23, Scott thus refers to this :
"That grot where olives nod, St. Rosalie retired to God."
In Christian art St. Rosalia is represented in a cave with a cross and skull, or else receiving a rosary, or chaplet of roses, from the Virgin Mary.