Other Origin(s):Dutch, German, Slavic
Meaning:Beloved, pleasant; Counsel
Humble and handsome, the masculine name Ras may seem straightforward, but this worldly appellation boasts a wealth of roots. Ras is likely from the Greek Erasmus, meaning “beloved” and “pleasant.” Ras is also considered a Dutch form of the ancient Germanic Razo, meaning “counsel,” and is found in many Slavic languages. Ras appears across the globe as a surname borne by remarkable figures, from American poet Barbara Ras to Serbian actress Eva Ras and South African singer and comedian Koos Ras. A name that clearly inspires excellence and artistry—don’t be surprised if baby Ras’s creativity transforms art as we know it!
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