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  • Reality TV Baby Names

    Baby names from reality television shows, from the Kardashians to Teen Mom, are popping up on the popularity charts. Some of these names, like Bentley and Penelope, have made a real impression on American parents. Other names inspired by reality TV, such as Christmas and Dieter, have increased in use but remain in relative obscurity. Among those hot right now as baby names are the following names of reality TV stars and their children:

  • Rebel Poet Names

    Our Badass Princess Names is one of the most popular lists on Nameberry, the image of girls with elegance and attitude being one that appeals to modern parents. But what about the boys' version of this type of name? We're calling these Rebel Poet names: tough but tender, sensitive yet fiery, the Rebel Poets compose rap lyrics and ride motorcycles, earn Black Belts and bake scones. Names we'd classify as Rebel Poet include the following, some of them names of actual poets or dashing literary characters, some names with poetic meanings, and others names that capture the right image.

  • Redhead Baby Names

    Expecting a little redhead? Or maybe you love the color red or are expecting a baby born under one of the fire signs of the zodiac. Here are some baby names that mean red or redhead.

  • Relaxed Baby Boy Names

    These are baby boy names that are casual, laid back and friendly.

  • Remarkable Weather Baby Names

    Weather baby names are a branch of nature names that reference the—well, the weather! Some have direct weather meanings while others have a more subtle connection to the weather—Eira, for instance, is a Welsh name that means snow, and Makani is Hawaiian for wind. There are plenty of weather patterns to draw inspiration from, from sun and snow to wind and rain. Maybe even tornados or hurricanes for the braver namers among us. Here are some weather baby names for you to consider.

  • Reptile Names

    Reptiles deserve great names just like any other kind of pet. Names for pet reptiles can be funny or cute, meaningful or silly. The names here can work for pet snakes, lizards, chameleons, iguanas, turtles, and, um, alligators, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. Names for your pet reptile that you might want to consider include the following names of famous reptiles, names that mean green, badass pet names, and popular names for reptiles.

  • Rich Roman Goddess Names

    Names from Ancient Rome are super stylish these days, and what better names from that era than Roman goddess names and Roman god names. These mythological names have survived the centuries, with some of the Roman goddess names -- Luna, for instance, and Aurora-- very fashionable now. Browse this list for Roman names for your little goddess. If you want to expand your search, check out our master list of goddess names for babies.

  • Rock Star Baby Names

    These rock and roll baby names are sure to bring out the star in your little one. Inspired by the rockers themselves, or the subjects of their songs (Jude, Layla, and Roxanne for instance), these names are the most edgy, interesting, or relevant of the rock star choices.

  • Rocker and Rapper Kids' Names

    If you call yourself Ludacris or Slash or Flea, chances are you're not gonna name your kid Matthew or Martha or Mike. In fact, rock-and-roll and hip-hop musicians are probably the most imaginative (or outrageous, depending on your point of view) baby namers around, honoring their musical heroes (Thelonious, Lennon, Hendrix), using words as names (Million, Dream, Zeppelin), or just letting their fantasies fly. Like many celebrity baby names, the names of Rockstar children are truly imaginative, although there are some more mainstream choices sprinkled about. To wit:

  • Roman Names

    Ancient Roman Names are suddenly hot and fresh again as baby names, partly thanks to The Hunger Games, the futuristic book that featured Roman names for most of the male characters, partly because of the HBO series Rome, and also thanks to the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and its hero Atticus Finch. Baby names from Ancient Rome on today's roster include several familiar choices along with even more fascinating names yet to be revived. For even more ancient Roman names, check out our lists of Roman Goddess Names and Roman God Names.

  • Roman Names for Boys

    Names from Ancient Rome are enjoying a major style revival. Among the Roman choices for boys are the following, all at home in the modern world.

  • Roman Names for Girls

    Names from Ancient Rome are enjoying a major style revival. Among the Roman choices for girls are the following, all at home in the modern world.

  • Romantic Baby Names for Girls

    There has been an upturn in the use of romantic baby names for girls in recent years -- think Isabella and Sophia. Some of these romantic baby names are classic, some are popular, but we're also including several names here that are more unusual. Here's a list of girls' names that have a romantic image and feel.

  • Royal Baby Names

    Royal baby names are those used by royal families in recent years. The royal names here include those used by British royal parents as well as those from other countries throughout Europe, including Spain, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Many of the names of contemporary royal children have been used by royal families over the centuries, while some are newcomers to the royal name lexicon. Royal baby names include:

  • Royal Names for Boys

    Royal names for boys on this list are those used by the British royal family for over a thousand years. Among current royals, Charles, William, and George are the names of the male heirs to the throne. Other royal male names in use in the UK now include Andrew, Edward, Philip, and James. Some of the royal baby names for boys you might consider are:

  • Royal Names for Girls

    Royal baby names on this list come from those used by the British royal family over the centuries. The most popular royal name for girls today is Charlotte, thanks to Britain's young princess, while Elizabeth continues her long reign among the top names for girls. Royal names for girls you might consider include:

  • Ruling Roman God Names

    Roman god names for baby boys are in the forefront of fashion, with playgrounds in trendy neighborhoods full of little boys named Jupiter and Apollo, whose playmates are Odin, Juno, and Freya. Roman names for gods are among the best-known mythological names, thought they haven't been used much for baby boys until recently. It does seem rather grand for a little boy to carry such a big name, but the fascination with mythology and ancient cultures makes Roman god names more possible now than ever before. You may want to consider one of these male names from Roman mythology for your little god, or explore the wider range of mythological names for boys.

    Names of Roman Gods

  • Russian Baby Boy Names

    Russian baby names for boys from the Nameberry database include the choices here. Russian baby names are becoming more international, especially favored in Italy. From the point of view of the US, politics have a strong influence on the taste for Russian names for either gender. Russian names for girls may be more familiar than those for boys thanks to the international stardom of many Russian models. Here, a curated collection of Russian names for baby boys.

  • Russian Baby Girl Names

    Russian baby names for girls, long a style backwater, are coming into their own as a fashionable choice. Many of the top supermodels of recent years have been from Russia, Ukraine, and other parts of Eastern Europe and have imported their Russian names along with their willowy beauty. And a recent First Daughter had not one Russian name but two: Sasha Obama's nickname would usually be a short form in Russia for Alexandra, but her proper name was the classic Russian girls' name Natasha. On television, the show The Americans introduced US audiences to Keri Russell's character Elizabeth, whose original Russian name is the extremely exotic Nadezhda. Here are some of the most appealing Russian baby girl names.

  • Rustic Baby Names

    Rustic names with that down-home country feeling can be drawn from nature names, Western names, earthy names -- many different sources. Names we'd call rustic include both classic and unique baby names, from Levi to Leaf, Hazel to Huck. Think golden afternoons, winding country roads, worn fences and simple pleasures. If your preference is for plain-feeling, rustic choices, take a look at this list.