50 Best Baby Names That Start With The Letter R

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Whether you're helping a friend decide on baby names, are planning for your future child, or are expecting a bundle of joy all your own, finding a name that fits can be challenging. But sometimes, you may find success with a particular letter; in this case, the letter R.

We have compiled a list of unique baby names and everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Rae, Regina, Ramsey and more, these names come from every origin and have quite different meanings.


To help you pick the best one for your bundle of joy, whether or not it has a deep meaning, here are some of our favorites.

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1. Rae

Origin: English

Meaning: Doe; familiar form of Rachel

2. Rosemary

Origin: English and Latin

Meaning: Blend of Rose and Mary; dew of the sea

3. Robin

Origin: English

Meaning: Bright with fame

4. Raquel

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Ewe

5. Rita

Origin: Greek and Spanish

Meaning: Pearl

6. Roxanne

Origin: French and Persian

Meaning: Dawn

7. Rhiannon

Origin: Celtic and Welsh

Meaning: Great queen

8. Ramona

Origin: Spanish


Meaning: Wise defender

9. Rosalie

Origin: Italian

Meaning: Rose

10. Rachelle

Origin: French

Meaning: Lamb

11. Roberta

Origin: English and Teutonic

Meaning: Famous, sparkling fame

12. Rosario

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Rosary

13. Rosanne

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Graceful rose

14. Regina

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Queen

15. Raven

Origin: English

Meaning: Raven, black bird

16. Reagan

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Little ruler

17. Reese

Origin: English

Meaning: Passionate

18. Rhea

Origin: Greek

Meaning: A brook or steam

19. Rayna

Origin: Czech

Meaning: Pure, clean

20. Rosie

Origin: Latin

Meaning: The familiar form of a rose

21. Rona

Origin: Hebrew and Norse

Meaning: My joy; mighty strength


22. Romy

Origin: German

Meaning: Bitter rose

23. Riva

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Regain strength

24. Rainey

Origin: English

Meaning: Familiar form of Regina

25. Rolanda

Origin: German

Meaning: Renowned in the land

26. Rosalba

Origin: Latin

Meaning: White rose

27. Reeta

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Pearl

28. Rabea

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Spring

29. Rafa

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Happy; lightening

30. Ragni

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Lovely goddess

31. Racer

Origin: English

Meaning: One who races

32. Radley

Origin: English

Meaning: From or near the red meadow

33. Radorm

Origin: Norse

Meaning: In North mythology, the brother of Jolgeir

34. Rakin

Origin: Arabic

Meaning:Respectful, firm, steady, confident


35. Raktim

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Bright red

36. Rama

Origin: Sanskirt

Meaning: Awesome, godlike

37. Ramsey

Origin: English

Meaning: Ram's island or Raven's island

38. Rance

Origin: English

Meaning: Familiar form of Laurence and Ransom

39. Randall

Origin: English

Meaning: Shield; wolf

40. Randolph

Origin: English

Meaning: Shielf wolf

41. Ranger

Origin: French

Meaning: Ward of the forest

42. Ravid

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Ornament

43. Rawls

Origin: English

Meaning: Raleigh's son

44. Ray

Origin: English and French

Meaning: Familliar form Rayburn, Raymond, and other related names

45. Rayder

Origin: English and French

Meaning: Counselor

46. Read

Origin: English

Meaning: Redhead


47. Rebel

Origin: English

Meaning: Modern name of reflecting an independent personality

48. Rei

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Law

49. Remus

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Quick

50. Renzo

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Third link or third son

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In addition to these unique baby names, we've also added the top girls names, boys names, and overall top names of 2019. They should definitely provide more inspiration in your search for the perfect moniker, courtesy of Mom365.com and Babble.

Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma


2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon

53. Josiah

54. John


55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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