Boy Names Starting With R

Boy names that begin with R all have a special sort of raffish charm. Famous R-starting couple Rose Byrne and Robert “Bobby” Cannavale recently chose a second rollicking R name for baby boy #2: Rafa, a brother for Rocco.

And filmmaker Robert Rodriguez passed his R initial down to all four of his sons: Rocket, Racer, Rebel, and Rogue. Meanwhile, refined R boy baby names are firm favorites across the pond, where Rupert, Rufus, Rafferty and Rafe are all popular choices — though they’re rarer than rare in the US. Browse all of our rugged R names for boys continued below, or use the alphabet to browse boy names starting with a different letter.