Ras Name Meaning

Czech (Raš) and Polish (Ras): from a pet short form of any of various Slavic personal names with the first element rad- ‘joyful’ or raci- ‘to fight’. Spanish: from ras ‘level’ (ultimately from Latin radere ‘to scrape’); perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived on flat land. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived on bare, barren land, from ras ‘shorn’, ‘bare’, ‘peeled’. French: from ras ‘bare’, ‘shorn’, ‘close-shaven’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on bare or razed land, or a nickname for someone with closely cropped hair. Dutch: nickname for a nimble person, from ras ‘quick’, ‘swift’. Altered spelling of German Rass, from a Germanic personal name Rasso, or of South German and Swiss Räss, a nickname for someone cheeky or sharp, from Middle High German ræze ‘sharp’, ‘wild’, ‘caustic’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rase, Rais, Ray, Ram, Sas, Rau, Ros, Mas, Vas, Bas

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