R Girl Names

40 Ravishing Girl Names that Start with R

Oct 31, 2021

40 Ravishing Girl Names that Start with R

AHEAD: The ultimate list of R Girl Names.

If you’re looking for a beautiful girls’ name starting with the letter R, you’re in the right place!

Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter R.

Or you’ve got an “R” theme for your kids’ names.

Or maybe you just happen to like the letter R. (Totally valid, btw).

R Girl Names
 

Interestingly, “R” names, in general, are not very popular right now.

There is only one girl’s name starting with R in the top 100.

That name is Ruby!

There are only 13 “R” names in the top 500, which is quite a small number compared to A names, for example.

Even though, as you’ll see, the options are limited, you won’t need to look high and low for R names since I’ve done that for you.

Below, I’ve rounded up every single R name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these beautiful girl names that start with R.

Girl Names that Start with R
 

Short Girl Names that Start with R

Kicking off our list of “R” names with some adorable monikers that are just 3 or four letters long! Most of them are two syllables.

Remi or Remy

  • Name meaning: Oarsman.
  • Popularity: Remi ranks #125 and Remy ranks #497.

Reva

  • Name meaning: Rain.
  • Popularity: This “R” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Rey

  • Name meaning: King.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “R” is not currently popular for girls, but ranks #888 for boys.

Rhea or Raya

  • Name meaning: To flow.
  • Popularity: Rhea ranks #628 and Raya ranks #937.

Romy

  • Name meaning: Dew of the sea.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “R” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Rory

  • Name meaning: Red king.
  • Popularity: #330

Roux or Rue

  • Name meaning: Reddish brown.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “R” name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Roxy

  • Name meaning: Dawn.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “R” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Ruby

  • Name meaning: Strong red gemstone.
  • Popularity: #74

Ruth

  • Name meaning: Friend.
  • Popularity: #220

If you like these short girl names that start with R, you might also like this list of one-syllable girl names or these modern girl names.

Gender Neutral Names that Start with R

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Unisex baby names are definitely “in” right now, and I’m all about this! Here are some cool options that start with the letter R…

Reagan or Raegan

  • Name meaning: Little king.
  • Popularity: Reagan ranks #880 and interestingly, Raegan ranks #254.

Reese

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: #144

Reign

  • Name meaning: Rule or sovereign.
  • Popularity: #356

Remington

  • Name meaning: Raven.
  • Popularity: #360

Rhett

  • Name meaning: Advice.
  • Popularity: This “R” name is not currently popular for baby girls but ranks #159 for boys.

Riley / Rylee / Ryleigh

  • Name meaning: Wood clearing.
  • Popularity: Riley ranks #33, Rylee ranks #102, and Ryleigh ranks #159.

Rowan

  • Name meaning: Reddish-brown tree.
  • Popularity: #255

Ryan or Ryann or Rian

  • Name meaning: Little king.
  • Popularity: Ryan ranks #450, Ryann ranks #779, and Rian is not ranking.

Ryder

  • Name meaning: Horsewoman.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “R” is not currently popular for girls but ranks #108 for boys.

Rylan

  • Name meaning: Island meadow.
  • Popularity: #327

If you like these R girl names, you might also like this list of outer space names or these edgy names.

Nature-Inspired Girl Names that Start with R

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This next batch of girl names starting with R is inspired by plants, water, animals, and the earth.

Raelynn or Raelyn

  • Name meaning: Invented name. (Female sheep + lake).
  • Popularity: Raelynn ranks #104 and Raelyn ranks #370.

Rayne / Rain

  • Name meaning: Precipitation.
  • Popularity: Rayne ranks #775 and Rain is not ranking.

Raven

  • Name meaning: Blackbird.
  • Popularity: #418

River

  • Name meaning: Stream of water.
  • Popularity: #186
 

Robin

  • Name meaning: Bright and shining.
  • Popularity: #904

Rosalie

  • Name meaning: Rose.
  • Popularity: #198

Rosalind

  • Name meaning: Pretty rose.
  • Popularity: This “R” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Rose or Rosie

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: Rose ranks #113 and Rosie is #470.

If you like these R girl names, you might also like this list of hippie names or these names for rainbow babies.

Uncommon Girl Names that Start with R

baby girl headband r name

Here are some baby names starting with R that are uncommon without being too far out there…

Rayleigh

  • Name meaning: Scattering of light.
  • Popularity: This “R” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Rayna or Reyna or Reina

  • Name meaning: Queen.
  • Popularity: Rayna ranks #702, Reyna is #594, and Reina is #590.

Rebel

  • Name meaning: Maverick.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “R” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.
 

Reverie

  • Name meaning: Daydream.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “R” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Rhiannon

  • Name meaning: Divine queen.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “R” name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Ripley

  • Name meaning: Clearing in the woods.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “R” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

If you liked these unique girl names beginning with R, you might also like this list of three-syllable girl names or these badass girl names.

Timeless Girl Names that Start with R

timeless baby girl

These baby girl names that start with R have stood the test of time. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade.

Rachel

  • Name meaning: Female sheep.
  • Popularity: #227

Raquel

  • Name meaning: Innocent.
  • Popularity: #933

Rebecca or Rebekah

  • Name meaning: To tie or bind.
  • Popularity: #250
 

Regina

  • Name meaning: Queen.
  • Popularity: #432

If you liked these timeless R names for girls, you might also like this list of Victorian girl names or these names that mean graceful.

Additional “R” Girls’ Names

The vast majority of girl names that start with R are either really outdated or super far out there.

However, for the sake of a more complete list of girl’s names starting with R, I’m going to include a bunch of them here, just in case they appeal to you:

Rachelle
Rae
Reba
Renee
Reuben
Reza
Rita
Rivera
Romina
Rosa
Rosabella
Rosella
Rosemary
Rosette
Roslyn
Roxanne

 

More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for first names starting with R

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name that starts with R.

Rachel Alexandra
Raelynn Hart
Raquel Phoenix
Raven Violet
Rayleigh Hazel
Rayna Sophie
Rayne Teagan
Reagan Avery
Rebecca Hannah
Rebel Alexis
Reese Magnolia
Regina Adeline
Reign Juliette
Remi Mackenzie
Remington Blake
Reva Jade
Reverie Lennon
Rey Shiloh
Rhea Marie
Rhett Blakely
Rhiannon Lily
Riley Sage
Ripley Piper
River Indigo
Robin Aria
Romy Madelyn
Rory Abigail
Rosalie Lane
Rosalind Mia
Rose Penelope
Roux Hartley
Rowan Brooke
Roxy Sophia
Ruby Lennox
Ruth Mazie
Ryan Olivia
Ryder Hadley
Rylan Aubrey

Final thoughts on girl names that start with R

While the modern options for girl names starting with R are quite limited, there are still plenty of beautiful monikers to choose from.

My personal favorites are Reagan, Reese, Remi, and Ruby.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect girl name that starts with the letter R!

Girl Names that Start with R