Names That Start With R
Names that start with R are cheerful and high-energy. This tends to be true of Irish names, two of which top the lists of R names for girls and boys. Riley, an Irish surname name, leads for girls. Riley has many well-used variations, including Rylee, Ryleigh, and Rylie.
Ryan is the most popular R name for boys. Its heyday was towards the end of the millennium —making it more popular among dads than babies — but Ryan maintains its relevance.
Along with Riley, other girl names beginning with R in the US Top 200 include Ruby, Reagan, Rose, Raelynn, and Reese. In addition to Ryan, other boy names starting with R in the US Top 200 include Robert, Roman, Ryker, Ryder, and Rhett. Many of the trendiest R names are unisex, such as Rowan, River, and Remi.
Romilly, Rooney, and Ripley are among the rarer gender-neutral names with the R initial, while Rafaella and Rosamund are lovely feminine options. Unique R names chosen by celebrities include Rockwell (Lucy Liu), Rafa (Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale), Rumi (Beyoncé and Jay Z), and Raddix (Cameron Diaz).
Here, our full selection of names that start with R, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With R, Boy Names That Start With R, or Unisex Names That Start With R.
Origin:English word name
Origin:Scottish and Irish
Meaning:"rowan tree; little redhead"
Origin:French from Latin
Meaning:"rose, a flower"
Meaning:"deep red precious stone"
Meaning:"citizen of Rome"
Meaning:"God has healed"
Origin:German variation of Robert
Meaning:"behold, a son"
Origin:Diminutive of Rene or Japanese
Meaning:"water lily; lotus"
Origin:English from German
Origin:French, variation of Remy
Origin:French variation of Latin Rosalia
Meaning:"floodtide, abundance, prosperity"