Looking for ideas for girl names that start with R? We’ve got you covered. From the letter that brought you rare, radiant, and reward, here come some riveting options for your new arrival.
Perhaps you’re looking to keep up a family tradition. Or you simply love the sound this letter makes as it rrrrrolls off the tongue. Either way, one of these girl names beginning with R might just be your perfect fit.
Let’s get started.
(Spoiler alert: There’s a lot of royalty on this list.)
The best girl names starting with R
What is the most popular girl name that starts with R?
Riley. According to the US Social Security Administration, Riley is the only one of the girl names that start with an R to make the top 50 list. So in terms of sheer popularity in the United States, this one tops the charts. Of Old English origins, it means “wood clearing” or “valiant.”
What are some good R names?
Rachael. This classic Hebrew name means “ewe.” 🐑 Plus drop the ‘a’ and you’ve got a favorite Friends character.
Rafaela. Of Portuguese origin, this beautiful name means “god has healed.” (And if you’re looking for more Portuguese options, head here.)
Rayan. An Arabic name meaning “watered” and “plentiful,” it’s also the name for one of the Islamic gates of heaven.
Rebecca. A Biblical name that never goes out of style, Rebecca means “to bind firmly together.” If you’re looking for an alternative spelling, how about Rebekah?
Reese. From Welsh origins, Reese means “fiery” and “enthusiastic”—and of course belongs to a certain famous Witherspoon.
Reeva. This sweet name has a number of origins. Some possibilities? It could be a version of the Hebrew Rebecca, or of Hindu origins meaning “river” or “star.”
Regina. “Queen.” 👑
Renata. A name common in Eastern Europe, Renata means “Holy Spirit.”
Renee. Of Latin roots, this classic French name means “to be reborn.”
Rhowena. This one’s of German origin and means “fame and happiness.” You may want to opt for the alternative spelling, Rowena.
Ramona. A name meaning “wise protector,” Ramona is the feminine version of the name Ramon and Raymond. It also happens to belong to Beverly Cleary’s beloved children’s character, Ramona Quimby.
Reilly. Of Irish origin, this one means “courageous.”
Rimona. This sweet name means “pomegranate.”
Rita. Her name means “pearl” and the Beatles think she’s lovely. 🎵
Rhonda. This one’s of Welsh origin and has a rather fun meaning— “noisy one.”
Ruby. From the Latin word for “red,” Ruby is a name that never goes out of style.
Roberta. “Bright” and “shining.” 🔆
Robyn. Meaning “famous and bright,” Robyn is a popular name of both Old German and Old English origins.
Rolanda. With its Latin origins, Rolanda is a name for a girl who is “famous in her land.”
Rosalie. With its healthy dose of French charm, Rosalie means “the flower of life.” 💮
Rosemary. A name that stands the test of time, Rosemary means “dew of the sea.” 🌊
Rosie. As in the flower. 🌹And the cheeks.
Roxanne. Likely derived from Roxana, the wife of Alexander the Great, Roxanne means “bright” and “sunlight.” ☀️ Plus, it can be shortened to the cute Rox.
Ruth. This Biblical name never goes out of style. Maybe that’s because it means “friend.” It’s also a fitting tribute for fans of RBG.