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Girl Names Starting with R

By Emma Waterhouse

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.

In fact, 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.

Along with Riley and Remi in the US Top 100 are several other upbeat, energetic R-starting names for girls, like Ruby, Reagan, Raelynn and Reese.

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

But if you’re after an even more unusual baby girl name with that strong R initial, there are plenty of brilliant international options that don’t rank at all in the US.

Try the stunning Spanish and Portuguese name Rafaela, which ranks in the Top 50 in Chile and Portugal, or the spunky nickname name Romy, which is in the Top 100 in France and the Netherlands.

See our full list below for more rare girl names beginning with R, or use the alphabet to browse baby girl names starting with a different letter.