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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old Welsh : Enthusiastic

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from the Germanic personal name Razo, a derivative of compound names with the first element rād ‘counsel’.
  • German : from an old field name, ros, ras, meaning ‘swamp’. There is a stream called Rase near Göttingen, which may also be a source of the surname.
  • German : from a short form of the personal name Erasmus (see Rasmus), or from a short form of a Slavic personal name with the first element rad. Compare Rasch 2.
  • South German (Räse) : variant of Rass or Räss (see Ras 6).

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