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THE ORIGIN OF NAMES

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RAYMOND
Charles Raymond Lillington 1907 - 1996
Norman of Gernanic origin. Composed of 'ra(g)in' meaning 'might' + 'mund' meaning 'protection'.

REGINALD
Reginald William 1881 - 1939.
Norman from Reginaldus, a Latinized form of Reynold.

RICHARD / RITCHIE
Anthony Richard Tenison-Smith 1922 - 1945
Paul Ritchie
Blundell 1951 - to date
One of the most successful names introduced into Britain by the Normans. Composed of 'ric' meaning 'power' + 'hard' meaning 'hardy', 'brave', 'strong'. It's continued popularity has been reinforced by the three Kings of England with the name.
Rich and Ritchie are abbreviations of Richard.

ROBERT / ROBERTA
Robert John 1815 - 1899
Robert Augustus 1840 - 1886
Wilfred Robert 1883 - 1940
Anthony Robert 1917 - 2000
Robert Eede 1931 - to date
Simon Robert 1964 - to date
Robert Blundell 1919 - 1981
Cecilia Roberta
Blackwell 1946 - to date
Daniel Robert
Blundell 1982 - to date
A Germanic name introduced into Britain by the Normans. Composed of 'hrod' meaning 'fame' and 'berht' bright.
Roberta is of Latinate origin and the female of Robert.

ROBIN
Robin Phillipa Hill 1957 - to date
Originally a diminutive of Robert but is now a name in its own right and given to girls as well as boys.

RUTH
Marina Ruth Klitz 1964 - to date
Old testament name of uncertain origin, perhaps meaning ‘friendship’ in Hebrew. Ruth was an ancestress of David and forms the story in the Book of Ruth in the Bible. It was popular among the Puritans partly because of it's associations with the term ‘ruth’ meaning compassion.

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