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Girl Names That Start With R

If you’re looking for R names for your baby girl, we’ve got hundreds—from classics like Ruth and Rachel to trendier names like Roxy, Rose, or Rhianna.

Rachel

Rachel, the sister of Leah, was the second and favorite wife of Jacob, and mother to Joseph and Benjamin. Between 1983 and... Read more about Rachel

Rebecca

The Biblical Rebecca was the resourceful wife of Isaac and the mother of twins Jacob and Esau. Rebecca is also the title... Read more about Rebecca

Ruth

Ruth is a case-study in loyalty. The Old Testament Book of Ruth centers on a young, loyal Moabite woman who refused to desert... Read more about Ruth

Riley

Riley first became popular as a given name for boys but began establishing itself as a girl's name in 1990. The surname... Read more about Riley

Renee

Renee is a French name that's probably only familiar to us thanks to actress Renee Zellweger. Despite the star association... Read more about Renee

Rae

English: Doe; familiar form of Rachel or feminine form of Ray

Scandinavian Origin

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Rosemary

English: Blend of Rose and Mary; also refers to the herb

Latin: Dew of the sea, referencing the common herb; also a blend of Rose and Mary

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Robin

English: Bright with fame; an abbreviation of Robert that has become a unisex name, it''s also the name of a bird.

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Raquel

Spanish: Ewe; variant of Rachel

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Rita

Greek: Pearl; a popular form of Margaret or Margarita

Spanish Origin

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Roxanne

French: Dawn

Persian: Dawn; In Edmund Rostand''s play Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano and Christian court the beautiful Roxanne.

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Rhiannon

Celtic Origin

Welsh: Great queen; In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon was the goddess of fertility and the moon. Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac...

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Ramona

Spanish: Wise defender; feminine form of Ramon

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Rosario

Spanish: Rosary; refers to devotional prayers honoring the Virgin Mary

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Roberta

English: Famous

Teutonic: Sparkling fame

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Rosalind

From the Shakespearean play As You Like It Read more about Rosalind

Rhianna

This variation of Rhiannon has been around since the 90s, but it didn't start getting attention until pop star Rihanna burst... Read more about Rhianna

Rosanne

Hebrew: Graceful rose

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Ripley

Ripley will always be associated with Alien heroine Ellen Ripley, considered to be one of the strongest female characters... Read more about Ripley

Rosanna

English: Blend of Rose and Anna

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Rosaline

From the Shakespearean play Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo and Juliet Read more about Rosaline

Rachele

Hebrew: Ewe

Italian: Lamb

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Ruby

A hugely popular name in the UK, Ruby is making a comeback in the US, as well; July's deep red birthstone is a recent celeb-parent... Read more about Ruby

Regina

Italian Origin

Latin: Queen

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Raven

English: Raven, black bird

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Reagan

Irish: Little ruler

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Rowan

Author, Anne Rice named her beautiful leading character, Rowan, in Lasher (The Vampire Chronicles). Read more about Rowan