German Names starting with R

If you want to find German names starting with R, browse the various creative options you have at your disposal. These German names starting R are perfect for any baby girl, cat, or dog.

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German names are often inspired by Germanic culture and heritage. In many cases, German families will name their children after a close family member. While many Germans do get creative with names, all German first names must be approved by the German Government. If you don't live in Germany, you will have more freedom to choose your own German name. Because of the number of people with German heritage that live around the world, you'll find plenty of German names that are popular in other countries. Most German names have positive historic context rooted in the origin of the name. These names are perfect choices for newborn baby boys, girls, dogs, and cats!

20 Most Popular German Names starting with R

PopularityNameMeaning
1stRachelInnocence of a lamb, ewe, sheep's friend, female sheep.
2ndRobertBright with fame, bright fame, brilliant fame, famous, brilliance, famous in the land, famous brilliance, of shining fame.
3rdReginaQueen.
4thRomeoPilgram to rome, pilgrim to rome, lover, from rome, italy, coming to rome, of the romans.
5thRuthCompanion, friendship, beautful friend, mate, beauty, friend.
6thRichardRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, strong power, hardy power, rich ruler, powerful and brave.
7thRosaRose, famous guardian, rose blossom, dew, rose flower.
8thRossRed haired, dweller on the peninsula, headland, rose red.
9thRiaRiver, diminutive form of maria, rebellious woman.
10thRafaelGod has healed, god heals.
11thRaeDoe, female dear, diminutive form of rachel or raymond, sheep's friend, wise protection fem. of raymond.
12thRaymondWise protector, counsel protection, protected counsel, wise protection, mighty.
13thRemiOarsman or remedy, oarsman.
14thRickyPowerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, strong power, hardy power.
15thRainaQueen, peaceful.
16thRogerFamous warrior, famous spear, famous spearman.
17thRosemarieBitter flower, herb, beloved rose.
18thRoderickFamous ruler, renowned chief.
19thRueHerb or diminutive form of ruth, fame, notorious.
20thRicardoRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, rich & powerful ruler, powerful ruler.

All German Names starting with R

NameGenderMeaning
RachelGirlInnocence of a lamb, ewe, sheep's friend, female sheep.
RadellaGirlElfin counselor.
RaeGirlDoe, female dear, diminutive form of rachel or raymond, sheep's friend, wise protection fem. of raymond.
RafaelBoyGod has healed, god heals.
RaferBoyWolf councelor, wealthy.
RaimondBoyWise protector.
RaimundoBoyWise protector, mighty protector.
RainaGirlQueen, peaceful.
RainartBoyStrong judgment.
RainerBoyStrong counselor, army counsel, advisor, counsel.
RainhardBoyStrong judgment.
RainorBoyStrong counselor.
RaldBoyFamous leader.
RaleichBoyDeer meadow.
RalphBoyWolf counseller, wolf counsel, as wise as a wolf, wolf counselor.
RambertBoyMighty or intelligent.
RamhartBoyMighty or intelligent.
RamondBoyWise protector, guards wisely.
RandiGirlWolf shield, diminutive form of miranda or randall, admirable, protected.
RandilynGirlCombination of randi and lynn, protected waterfall.
RanulfBoyRaven wolf, advice, decision + wolf, shield-wolf.
RaphaelaGirlGod has healed.
RaymondBoyWise protector, counsel protection, protected counsel, wise protection, mighty.
RaymundBoyWise protector.
RaymundoBoyWise protector, counsel protection, protected counsel.
RaynardBoyStrong counselor, strong councelor.
ReannaGirlEminent queen, nymph, mighty.
RebekkaGirlBound, snare, one who ties and joins, snares or traps.
RedmondBoyRed haired defender, advice, protector, protected counsel.
RedmundBoyRed haired defender.
RegenfridaGirlPeaceful advisor.
ReggieBoyPowerful ruler, diminutive form of reginald or regina, wise ruler.
ReginaGirlQueen.
ReginaldBoyPowerful ruler, advice, rule, wise ruler, king.
ReginhardBoyMighty and brave.
ReginherahtBoyMighty or intelligent.
ReinerBoyCounsel.
ReinhardBoyBold or courageous.
ReinhardtBoyCourageous counsel.
ReinierBoyBrave rule.
RemiGirlOarsman or remedy, oarsman.
RemiBoyFrom the raven farm, rower, oarsman or remedy, oarsman, from reims, france.
RenardBoyStrong counselor, bold or courageous.
RenataGirlReborn, joy.
RenateBoyReborn.
RenateGirlReborn.
RenkeBoyStrong judgment.
ReymondBoyWise protector, guards wisely.
ReymundoBoyWise protector, guards wisely, decision, mighty.
ReynaldBoyKing's advisor.
ReynardBoyStrong counselor, bold or courageous, counsel brave.
ReynoldBoyKing's advisor, advice, rule, wise ruler.
RiaGirlRiver, diminutive form of maria, rebellious woman.
RianneGirlForm of rhian.
RicardaGirlStrong ruler, rich and powerful ruler, daring power.
RicardoBoyRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, rich & powerful ruler, powerful ruler.
RiccardoBoyRich and powerful ruler, powerful ruler.
RicciardoBoyBrave ruler, powerful ruler.
RichBoyRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power.
RichardBoyRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, strong power, hardy power, rich ruler, powerful and brave.
RichelleGirlBrave ruler, combination name, daring power, rich and powerful ruler, derivative: feminine form of richard.
RicherdBoyStrong power, hardy power.
RichmondBoyRich and powerful ruler, the protector king, from richmond.
RickardBoyRich and powerful ruler.
RickyBoyPowerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, strong power, hardy power.
RicoBoyRich and powerful ruler, brave ruler, daring power, powerful and brave.
RiegerBoy
RigobertoBoyRule bright, bright wealth, splendid for his wealth, splendid, wealthy.
RikaGirlVillage, countryside.
RikardBoyRich and powerful ruler, daring power, strong power, hardy power, powerful ruler.
RikertBoyPowerful and brave.
RillaGirlSmall brook, little creek.
RilleGirlSmall brook.
RillettaGirlStream.
RilletteGirlStream.
RilliaGirlSmall brook.
RillieGirlSmall brook.
RinaldoBoyWise power.
RiocardBoyRich and powerful ruler.
RisteardBoyRich and powerful ruler.
RitterBoyChivalrous, warrior on horseback, knight.
RoaldBoyFamous ruler, counsel rule, notorious ruler.
RobBoyBright with fame, bright fame, famous in the land, famous.
RobbBoyBright with fame.
RobbieBoyBright with fame, diminutive form of robert, of shining fame.
RobbyBoyBright with fame.
RobertBoyBright with fame, bright fame, brilliant fame, famous, brilliance, famous in the land, famous brilliance, of shining fame.
RochBoyRock, glory.
RochGirlGlory, rest.
RodBoyFamous ruler, short form of roderick or rodney.
RoddBoyFamous ruler, short form of roderick or rodney.
RoddricBoyFamous ruler.
RoddrickBoyFamous ruler.
RoddyBoyFamous ruler, short form of roderick or rodney, a renowned ruler.
RodericBoyFamous ruler.
RodericaGirlFamous ruler.
RoderickBoyFamous ruler, renowned chief.
RoderikBoyFamous ruler, fame rule.
RoderikaGirlFamous ruler.
RodricBoyFamous ruler, renowned chief.
RodrickBoyFamous ruler.
RodrikBoyFamous ruler.
RogerBoyFamous warrior, famous spear, famous spearman.
RohesiaGirlFamous one.
RolandBoyFamous in the land, famous land, fame of the land.
RolandaGirlFamous in the land.
RolandeGirlFamous in the land.
RolandoBoyFamous land, famous in the land, famous country.
RolandoGirlFamed throughout the land.
RoldanBoyFamous, famous land, famous in the land.
RolfBoyWolf councel, wolf counsel, famous wolf, legendary wolf, wolf fame, praise wolf.
RolfeBoyWolf councel, renowned wolf, famous wolf, wolf fame.
RollanBoyFamous in the land.
RollandBoyFamous in the land.
RollieBoyFamous in the land.
RolloBoyFamous in the land, famous wolf, renowned wolf, famous throughout the land.
RomeoBoyPilgram to rome, pilgrim to rome, lover, from rome, italy, coming to rome, of the romans.
RomhildGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RomhildaGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RomhildeGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RomildaGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RomildeGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RomyBoyRosemary or person from rome, from rome, italy.
RomyGirlRosemary or person from rome, sea dew.
RooseveltBoyFrom the rose field, a field filled with roses, field of roses.
RosaGirlRose, famous guardian, rose blossom, dew, rose flower.
RosalindaGirlBeautiful rose, weak, tender or soft horse, fair rose.
RosamondGirlFamous guardian.
RosamondeGirlFamous guardian.
RosamundGirlFamous guardian, horse protection, protector of horses.
RosamundeGirlWild roses.
RosemarieGirlBitter flower, herb, beloved rose.
RosemondeGirlFamous guardian.
RosemundaGirlFamous guardian.
RosineGirlRose, little rose-from rozene.
RossBoyRed haired, dweller on the peninsula, headland, rose red.
RossaGirlRed.
RossiterBoyRed.
RosstonBoyRed.
RosswaldBoyField of roses.
RoswaldBoyField of roses.
RoswaltBoyField of roses.
RoswellBoyField of roses.
RothBoyRed haired.
RowlandBoyFamous in the land.
RoyceBoyKingly, son of roy, of a famous kin.
RozmondaGirlFamous guardian.
RozomundGirlFamous guardian.
RudellaGirlFamous wolf.
RudelleGirlFamous wolf.
RudiBoyStrong, wise counsel, famous wolf.
RudiGirlFamous wolf, wolf fame.
RudigerBoyFamous spearman, famous spear.
RudolfBoyStrong, wise counsel, famous wolf, wolf fame.
RudolphBoyStrong, wise counsel, famous wolf, legendary wolf, wolf fame.
RudyBoyFamous wolf, wolf fame.
RueGirlHerb or diminutive form of ruth, fame, notorious.
RuneBoySecret, secret lore, a secret, happy, rune, a rune.
RuneGirlA secret, happy.
RuodrikBoyFamous ruler.
RuomhildiGirlGlorious battle maiden.
RupertBoyBright fame.
RupertaGirlOf shining fame, famous brilliance.
RupettaGirlFamous.
RupetteGirlFamous.
RuprechtBoyBright fame.
RutgerBoyFamous spearman.
RuthGirlCompanion, friendship, beautful friend, mate, beauty, friend.
RuudBoyFamous wolf, wolf fame.
RyszardBoyPowerful ruler, rich and powerful ruler, daring power.