Baby girl names beginning with R

Are you searching for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 18th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some recommendable suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter R

Have you got to R on your baby name shortlist? Read our list of girls names beginning with R with their origins and meanings to see if your daughter could be a Rabiah, Renee or Rylee

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1. Rabia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fragrant breeze

2. Rabiah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: garden

3. Rachel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: ewe
  • Also: Rachie, Rae, Ray, Rachelle, Rochell, Raelynn, Raquel (Spanish form), Rahil (Arabic form)

4. Radha

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: fulfillment
  • Also: Radhika

5. Raelynn

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: fulfillment
  • Also: Rachel

6. Raisa

  • Origin: Yiddish
  • Meaning: rose

7. Rahil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: path guider
  • Also: Rachel

8. Rahima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: full of mercy
  • Also: Raheema

9. Rajani

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: the dark one

10. Rajni

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: the queen

11. Ramona

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: strong protection; the Spanish feminine form of Raymond.

12. Raven

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: a dark-haired person

13. Ray

  • Origin: Norman
  • Meaning: king
  • Also: Rachel

14. Rayne

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: helpful friend
  • Also: Raine

15. Razina

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fulfilled

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16. Reagan

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: the King’s child

17. Rebecca

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: heiffer; snare
  • Also: Becky, Rebekah

18. Regina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Queen
  • Also: Reine (French form)

19. Rene

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: reborn
  • Also: Irene, Reine, Renie

21. Renée

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: reborn
  • Also: Renata

22. Reese

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: ardour

23. Reshma

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: made of silk

24. Rhea

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: flowing; in Greek mythology, Rhea was the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, and Demeter, in Roman mythology, the mother of Remus and Romulus

25. Rhiain

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: a girl

26. Rhiannon

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: great queen
  • Also: Riannon, Rhianna

27. Rhoda

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: a rose

28. Rhona

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: fair, slender
  • Also: Rowena

29. Rita

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pearl
  • Also: Margarita

30. Roberta

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: bright, fame; the feminine form of Robert
  • Also: Bobbie

31. Robina

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: bright, fame; the feminine form of Robin
  • Also: Robyn

32. Rochelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: little rock

33. Roderica

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: famous rule; the feminine form of Roderick

34. Rohanna

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: healing; the feminine form of Rohan

35. Roma

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: the name of the Italian capital city

36. Romy

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: dew of the ocean
  • Also: Rosemary

37. Rona

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: rough island; a Scottish island used as a first name
  • Also: Rhona

38. Ronalda

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: composed of the words regin, meaning advice and valdr meaning ruler; the feminine form of Ronald
  • Also Ronnell (African American form)

39. Rosabel

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: beautiful rose; a combination of Rosa and Belle
  • Also: Rosabelle and Rosabella

40. Rosalie

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the annual Roman ceremony of hanging garlands of roses on tombs

41. Rosalind

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: pretty rose
  • Also: Rosaline, Rosalin, Rosalinda, Roslyn, Rosaleen

42. Rosamund

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: clean rose
  • Also: Rosamond, Roz

43. Rose

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: flower
  • Also: Rosetta, Rosabella, Rosa, Rosina and Rosita, Rosie; Roisin (Irish form)

44. Roseanne

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: a combination of Rose and Anne
  • Also: Roseanna, Rosanna and Rosanne

45. Rosemary

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the name of a fragrant herb, which in folklore is the emblem of remembrance
  • Also: Rosemarie, Romy, Rose, Rosie

46. Rosie 

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: the flower
  • Also: Rosemary, Rose

47. Rowan

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: red-haired
  • Also: Rowanne

48. Rowena

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: famous friend
  • Also: Rowina, Rhona (Welsh form)

49. Roxane

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: dawn
  • Also: Roxana

50. Ruby

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: A deep red precious stone

51. Rupli

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: lovely
  • Also: Rupashi, Rupashri

52. Ruth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: companionship, friendship or beautiful dream

53. Rylee

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: courageous, valiant
  • Also: Ryleigh

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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