R Names – Baby names starting with R

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Radha

Meaning of the Irish name Radha. Listen and learn how to pronounce Radha so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From radharc meaning “a vision.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Radha

PRONUNCIATION: row + a”

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Regan

Meaning of the Irish name Regan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Regan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Comes from ri “sovereign, king” and the diminutive -in and means “the king’s child” or may come from riogach “impulsive, furious.” Regan may be used for a boy or a girl.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Regan

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Riona

Meaning of the name Riona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Riona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: From rionach meaning “queenly.” In legend Rionach was the wife of “Niall of the Nine Hostages” (read the legend) and as such is the maternal ancestor of many of the great Irish family dynasties.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Riona Rionach

PRONUNCIATION: ree + in + ock”

ENGLISH: Riona

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Rionach

Meaning of the Irish name Rionach. Listen and learn how to pronounce Rionach so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From rionach meaning “queenly.” In legend Rionach was the wife of “Niall of the Nine Hostages” (read the legend) and as such is the maternal ancestor of many of the great Irish family dynasties.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Rionach

PRONUNCIATION: ree + in + ock”

ENGLISH: Riona

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Roisin

Meaning of the Irish name Roisin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Roisin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From the Latin name Rosa and means “little rose.” Records show that the name has been in use in Ireland since the sixteenth century. When the expression of Irish patriotic poetry and song was outlawed during Ireland’s troubled and turbulent past, the Irish bards would disguise their nationalistic verse as love songs. In the figure of Roisin Dubh (“Dark Rosaleen”), a Gaelic poem translated by James Clarence Mangan in 1835, the name became a poetic symbol of Ireland, reflecting the Irish tradition of disguising outlawed patriotic verse as love songs where she is told not to be downhearted for her friends are returning from abroad to come to her aid.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Roisin

PRONUNCIATION: ro + sheen”

ENGLISH: Rosaleen

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Raymond

Meaning of the name Raymond. Listen and learn how to pronounce Raymond so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: An Irish version of the Germanic ragan + mund “”counsellor, protector.”” Particularly popular in Northern Ireland where Redmond O’Hanlon was a charismatic outlaw, the Irish “”Robin Hood.”” He was born about 1623 in Country Armagh where his father owned seven townlands. During the Cromwellian settlement their estate was taken over by the English. Redmond, his three brothers and a band of about 50 followers took to the hills. Known as “Rapparees,” they were the terror of those who had confiscated the Irish lands and avenged some of the wrongs inflicted upon their peasant neighbors. On Douglas Bridge I met a man Who lived adjacent to Strabane, Before the English hung him high For riding with O’Hanlon. (From the “”Ballad of Douglas Bridge”” by Francis Carlin.)

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Raymond Redmond

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ENGLISH: Raymond

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Rori

Meaning of the name Rori. Listen and learn how to pronounce Rori so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: From rua + ri “red-headed king” it is often used as the feminine of the name Rory.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Rori Ruari

PRONUNCIATION: ro + ree”

ENGLISH: Rori

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Redmond

Meaning of the Irish name Redmond. Listen and learn how to pronounce Redmond so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: An Irish version of the Germanic ragan + mund “”counsellor, protector.”” Particularly popular in Northern Ireland where Redmond O’Hanlon was a charismatic outlaw, the Irish “”Robin Hood.”” He was born about 1623 in Country Armagh where his father owned seven townlands. During the Cromwellian settlement their estate was taken over by the English. Redmond, his three brothers and a band of about 50 followers took to the hills. Known as “Rapparees,” they were the terror of those who had confiscated the Irish lands and avenged some of the wrongs inflicted upon their peasant neighbors. On Douglas Bridge I met a man Who lived adjacent to Strabane, Before the English hung him high For riding with O’Hanlon. (From the “”Ballad of Douglas Bridge”” by Francis Carlin.)

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Redmond

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ENGLISH: Raymond

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Rosaleen

Meaning of the name Rosaleen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Rosaleen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: From the Latin name Rosa and means “little rose.” Records show that the name has been in use in Ireland since the sixteenth century. When the expression of Irish patriotic poetry and song was outlawed during Ireland’s troubled and turbulent past, the Irish bards would disguise their nationalistic verse as love songs. In the figure of Roisin Dubh (“Dark Rosaleen”), a Gaelic poem translated by James Clarence Mangan in 1835, the name became a poetic symbol of Ireland, reflecting the Irish tradition of disguising outlawed patriotic verse as love songs where she is told not to be downhearted for her friends are returning from abroad to come to her aid.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Rosaleen Roisin

PRONUNCIATION: ro + sheen”

ENGLISH: Rosaleen

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Reilly

Meaning of the Irish name Reilly. Listen and learn how to pronounce Reilly so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”courageous, valiant.”” A surname in Ireland that can be used as a given name.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Reilly Riley

PRONUNCIATION: “”rye + lee””

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Ruari

Meaning of the Irish name Ruari. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ruari so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From rua + ri “red-headed king” it is often used as the feminine of the name Rory.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ruari

PRONUNCIATION: ro + ree”

ENGLISH: Rori

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Riordan

Meaning of the Irish name Riordan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Riordan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From ri “”king”” and bardan “”poet”” it means “”royal poet.”” In Irish tradition the poet was very highly regarded in any royal household as he acted as scholar, historian and advisor to the king.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Riordan

PRONUNCIATION: “”reer + don””

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Ryanne

Meaning of the Irish name Ryanne. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ryanne so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From ri + the diminutive -in meaning “little king” and has become a female form of Ryan.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ryanne

PRONUNCIATION: rye + an”

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Ronan

Meaning of the Irish name Ronan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ronan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From ron “”a seal.”” Legend tells of a seal who is warned never to stray too close to the land. When the “”seal child”” is swept ashore by a huge wave, she becomes trapped in a human form, known as a “”Selkie”” or “”seal maiden.”” Although she lives as the wife of a fisherman and bears him children, known as “”ronans”” or “”little seals,”” she never quite loses her “”sea-longing.”” Eventually she finds the “”seal-skin”” which the fisherman has hidden and slips back into the ocean. But she can’t forget her husband and children and can even be seen swimming close to the shore, keeping a watchful eye on them.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ronan

PRONUNCIATION: “”ro + nan””

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Ruari

Meaning of the Irish name Ruari. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ruari so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From rua + ri meaning “”red king, great king.”” Rory O’Connor, the last High King of Ireland was forced to abdicate the throne in 1175.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ruari

PRONUNCIATION: “”ro + ree””

ENGLISH:

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