Dog Names that Start With R

R as the initial letter in a name is thought to symbolize a character of steady temper and stability. It is the 18th letter in the English, Russian and Cyrillic alphabets, while in the Greek one, it takes the 17th position. In Hebrew, it is the 20th and it represents decisions.

If you are looking for dog names that start with R, following are our best picks with meanings. Be it a girl, or boy pup, of any color, size, breed or character, you will definitely find one or two that will suit your furry friend.

Cute Girl Dog Names that Start with R

For doggo owners who are everything-girl-power, here is a collection of female monikers that begin with the letter R.

  • Rabona-It’s a Spanish name meaning to play hooky, to skip school.
  • Rachel-A name that means ‘owe’. It’s of Hebrew origin.
  • Radlee-It is of British origin meaning meadow of reeds.
  • Rae-A name Of Hebrew origin meaning ewe.
  • Raelyne-A combination of Rae and common Lynn meaning beam of light.
  • Rainbow-A personal name of Old French meaning ’brave’.
  • Raisa-A name of Greek origin meaning save to list.
  • Raiza-A name of Yiddish origin meaning rose.
  • Ramala-Means prophet. It’s of Swahili origin.
  • Ramsey-A name meaning Island of Garlic and is of Scottish origin.
  • Rana-A name of Arabic origin meaning eye catching.
  • Roxy-An American female name meaning Dawn.
  • Riley/Ryley-A name of Irish origin meaning valiant.
  • Rosie-A name ideal for female dogs and is of Latin origin meaning rose.
  • Ruby-A feminine name meaning red. It is of Latin origin.
  • Rocco-It is of German and Italian origin meaning roar, battle and cry. A name for female dogs.
  • Rebel-A name that means defiant character. It’s of English origin.
  • Roamer-A name of English origin meaning one who roams.
Female Dog Lab
Girl Lab

Other cute R female dog names include;

  • Rapunzel
  • Raquel
  • Rara
  • Rasca
  • Rashida
  • Rasta
  • Raya
  • Rayen
  • Rea
  • Reba
  • Rebecca
  • Reggie
  • Regina
  • Regine
  • Reina
  • Reinita
  • Renata
  • Rica
  • Ricotta
  • Rihanna
  • Rila
  • Rina
  • Rinda
  • Rinoa
  • Rioja
  • Ripa
  • Risa
  • Rita
  • Ritty
  • Robyn
  • Robbie
  • Roca
  • Rocha
  • Rocio
  • Rockera
  • Rogelia
  • Rogue
  • Roma
  • Romea
  • Romina
  • Romy
  • Ronda
  • Ronja
  • Roony
  • Rosa
  • Rosbi
  • Rose
  • Rosita
  • Rossie
  • Rouge
  • Rouser
  • Roxy
  • Rubia
  • Ruby
  • Rucca
  • Ruda
  • Rula
  • Ruli
  • Ruma
  • Rumba
  • Runa
  • Rugrat
  • Rocket
  • Rooster
  • Rosebud
  • Ragamuffin
  • Ruffle
  • Reeses
  • Radish
  • Ragdoll
  • Raccoon
  • Rudolph
  • Rags
  • Rice
  • Ribbons
  • Raison
  • Reindeer

Male/ Boy Dog Names Beginning with R

If you have recently adopted a boy mutt, you may want to go with a name that feels and sounds masculine. Here is list of name ideas with meanings.

  • Ra-It is an Egyptian name meaning sun or day.
  • Radu-A Romanian name of Slavic.
  • Rafael-A name of Hebrew origin meaning he has healed.
  • Raider-A name of English origin meaning born in the storm.
  • Raleigh-A name of Old English origin meaning roe deer’s meadow.
  • Ralph-A name of Old Norse, Old English meaning ‘counsel wolf’ ‘Famous Wolf’.
  • Rambo-A Surname with Norwegian and Scottish origin meaning raven’s nest.
  • Ramiro-It means Supreme Judge or a famous advice. It[s of Spanish origin.
  • Ramma-It is of Sanskrit origin meaning pleasing beautiful.
  • Rocky -A male name of Italian origin meaning rest.
  • Rex-It is of Latin origin meaning king.
  • Remi-It is of French origin meaning remedy
  • Roscoe-A Cornish name of the Old Norse origin meaning doe wood/roebuck corpse.
  • Remy-A French masculine name meaning oarsman.
  • Ranger-A masculine name meaning forest Guardian and it’s of Old French origin.
  • Rusty-It is of American origin meaning Red Headed.
  • Rudy/Rudi-A Famous Wolf. It’s of American origin. A male name.
  • Romeo-A masculine name of Italian origin meaning pilgrim to Rome. A male name.
Male Schnauzer Dog
Giant Schnauzer

Other names include;

  • Ramses
  • Randolph
  • Randy
  • Rango
  • Ranma
  • Ravel
  • Raw
  • Ray
  • Raychu
  • Rayo
  • Red
  • Remo
  • Renato
  • Rene
  • Renzo
  • Rex
  • Rey
  • Rhett
  • Ricardo
  • Richard
  • Ricky
  • Rico
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Rip
  • Risk
  • Risto
  • Rizla
  • Robber
  • Robby
  • Robin
  • Robocop
  • Robot
  • Rocco
  • Rock
  • Rocky
  • Roki
  • Rolf
  • Rolfi
  • Rolli
  • Rolo
  • Rom
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Romero
  • Ron
  • Ronald
  • Ronki
  • Ronnie
  • Ross
  • Rotten
  • Roy
  • Rudolf
  • Rudy
  • Ruffalo
  • Rufus
  • Rumo
  • Runt
  • Rush
  • Russell
  • Ryder
  • Rysto

Cool R Dog Names

Some Dogs are naturally cool. They happen to have it cool all the way from character to looks. Is your pup or dog one of them? If so, following are R dog name ideas for him/her.

  • Raven-An English name meaning Dark-haired or wise.
  • Ripp-A name of German and Dutch origin meaning bright or famous.

Other names include;

  • Ramm
  • Royal
  • Radar
  • River
  • Rider
  • Royce
  • Radio
  • Reef
  • Racer
  • Riel
  • Razz
  • Riddle
  • Ripley
  • Ren
  • Rookie

Funny Dog Names Beginning with R

  • Real D.O.G
  • Royal Furness
  • Ready-Set
  • Ruler Wags
  • Ruff-Ruff
  • Reporter Barkly
  • Roley Poley
  • Rambo Casserole
  • Royal Flyness
  • Ruffcut
  • Run Down
  • Real Deal
  • Rough Rider
  • Rum Runner
  • Ribs
  • Regrets
  • Rawhide
  • Rent-Free
  • Rumpelstiltskin

Tough Dog Names that Start with R          

Whether you have a German shepherd or a three-pound Chihuahua, these tough sounding dog names will either add a bit of fun irony to your lovely pooch or let people know that hound means business. Here are some of the roughest and toughest R dog names

  • Riffraff
  • Rambo
  • Redbeard
  • Raid
  • Radical
  • Rough Rider
  • Recall
  • Ruffian
  • Rage
  • Raider
  • Rhino
  • Ruble
  • Riddler
  • Riptide
  • Ringleader
  • Renegade
  • Risky
  • Ranger
  • Ransom
  • Repo

Other Unique & Good R Dog Names

Here a collection of additional good and unique names that have R as the initial letter.

  • Replay
  • Rumba
  • Ranice
  • Risky
  • Reporter
  • Rocker
  • Rugley
  • Roach
  • Ray-Ray
  • Ruland
  • Raze
  • Rendor
  • Rescue
  • Raman
  • Rodeo
  • Ruffleman
  • Replay
  • Ruggles
  • Rojo
  • Repeat

More good Names

  • Ruger
  • River
  • Rufus
  • Ryder
  • Reggie
  • Reese
  • Raven
  • Rocket
  • Rose
  • Roo
  • Remington
  • Rosco
  • Rambo
  • Rico
  • Rascal
  • Red
  • Rory
  • Rocko
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Ripley
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Rue
  • Ralph
  • Rowdy
  • Roman
  • Rylee
  • Ricky
  • Ralphie
  • Rizzo
  • Reagan
  • Rigby
  • Roux
  • Rey
  • Rooney
  • Russell
  • Radar
  • Roxi
  • Reba
  • Roger/Rodger
  • Rupert
  • Raider
  • Riggs
  • Ryker
  • Ruthie
  • Raleigh
  • Rita
  • Rhea
  • Rhett
  • Roy
  • Rylie
  • Reilly
  • Rolo
  • Remmy
  • Roxanne
  • Ramsey
  • Ragnar
  • Rowan
  • Rookie
  • Rosey
  • Rover
  • Reina
  • Rain
  • Robin
  • Royal
  • Rollo
  • Ray/Rae
  • Rooster
  • Royce
  • Riggins
  • Rosa
  • Ruca
  • Reno
  • Ronin
  • Ruth
  • Raja/Rajah
  • Reece
  • RJ
  • Ren
  • Remus
  • Rosy
  • Rubi
  • Ronnie
  • Ronan
  • Ramona
  • Rock
  • Ridley
  • Randy
  • Ruckus
  • Reign
  • Reuben
  • Robbie
  • Rhino
  • Rye
  • Rango
  • Rollie
  • Raina
  • Reeses
  • Riot
  • Rosebud
  • Rumi
  • Rufio
  • Rainey
  • Rubble
  • Rugby
  • Rome
  • Rafa
  • Romo
  • Ru
  • Ross
  • Rachel
  • Rainbow
  • Roma
  • Raisin
  • Rossi
  • Riker
  • Reef
  • Roland
  • Rider
  • Rivers
  • Rayne
  • Renly
  • Reyna
  • Romy/Romie
  • Rasta
  • Russ
  • Rainy
  • Rosko
  • Rodney
  • Ruffles
  • Ruben
  • Roxxy
  • Riddick
  • Remmi
  • Richie
  • Rousey
  • Ryleigh
  • Raiden
  • Rayna
  • Rally
  • Reesie
  • Rainier
  • Raya
  • Ralphy
  • Ryan
  • Razor
  • Redd
  • Roadie
  • Roco
  • Richard
  • Rani
  • Radley
  • Ryu
  • Rhaegar
  • Rogan
  • Rosemary
  • Rook
  • Raymond
  • Rori
  • Rommel
  • Rafi
  • Roni
  • Rexy
  • Rodeo
  • Reed
  • Ridge
  • Ricco
  • Rafiki
  • Rolly
  • Ramses
  • Rockey
  • Rudder
  • Rush
  • Ruxin
  • Raine
  • Roofus
  • Rick
  • Ron
  • Rumble
  • Riku
  • Ripken
  • Renegade
  • Robert
  • Remmie
  • Raylan
  • Roe
  • Rona
  • Rip
  • Rosita
  • Roosevelt
  • Redford
  • Rabbit
  • Rags