Girl Names Starting With R

Girls' names beginning with the letter R include a range of popular choices, from the biblical classics Rachel and Rebecca to unisex newcomers Rowan and Remi.

Along with top-ranked R name Riley, R names for girls in the US Top 500 include Remi, Ruby, Reagan, Raelynn and Reese.

Other R names for girls rank high on international popularity lists. The stunning Spanish and Portuguese name Rafaela ranks in the Top 50 in Chile and Portugal. The spunky nickname name Romy is in the Top 100 in France and the Netherlands.

R seems to be a favored letter for many gender neutral names which are more popular for girls in the US, including Rory and Ripley, Riley and Royal, River and Rio.

And traditional or vintage R-starting girl names in the US Top 1000 include Rose, Regina, Rosemary, Ruth and Ramona.

Unique R names for girls we recommend include Rosamund, Rowena, and Rue.

View our extensive roster of girl names beginning with R. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Girl Names Starting with R

  • Riley

    Riley originated as both an English and an Irish surname. The former was derived from British place names that got their names from the Old English words for “rye clearing.” Irish Riley is a... Read More 

  • Ruby

    Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references.

    Ruby is an early rock classic --... Read More 

  • Rylee

    This substitute spelling of Riley has been popular with parents for a decade.Read More 

  • Reagan

    A strong, straightforward Irish unisex surname, with a merry glint in its eye, Reagan has been leaping up the popularity lists, to become one of the top Read More 

  • Raelynn

    This variation of Rae with the added -lynn suffix is rising in popularity.Read More 

  • Rose

    Rose is derived from the Latin rosa, which referred to the flower. There is also evidence to suggest it was a Norman variation of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis, meaning “famous type.” In... Read More 

  • Ryleigh

    Another increasingly well-used, more feminine, form of Riley, this one is particularly popular in the South. Read More 

  • Remi

    Adorable name that's fashionable but is gaining momentum: it entered the US Top 1000 in 2013 and has been rising since. Many parents prefer this spelling for a girl to the Remy spellingRead More 

  • Reese

    The sassy, steel magnolia appeal of Oscar-winning Reese (born Laura Jeanne—Reese is her mother's maiden name) Witherspoon has single-handedly propelled this formerly Read More 

  • Rachel

    Rachel was derived from the Hebrew word rāchēl, meaning “ewe.” In the Old Testament, Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. International variations... Read More