Dog names that start with R


Dogs names that start with the letter R


1. Raga

1. Radley

2. Raina

2. Rado

3. Rainbow

3. Rafael

4. Raisin

4. Raffi

5. Ramone

5. Raj

6. Rani

6. Rambo

7. Rapunzel

7. Ramsey

8. Razia

8. Rancho

9. Rebecca

9. Randy

10. Reeta

10. Rax

11. Rezzo

11. Ray

12. Ria

12. Rayan

13. Riley

13. Rebel

14. Rimbo

14. Red

15. Rinky

15. Remy

16. Rita

16. Reno

17. River

17. Rex

18. Riya

18. Rhino

19. Rocksy

19. Richard

20. Rodix

20. Ricky

21. Roja

21. Rico

22. Romana

22. Rio

23. Rome

23. Robbie

24. Rommy

24. Robin

25. Roney

25. Rock

26. Rose

26. Rocket

27. Rosie

27. Roger

28. Rosita

28. Romeo

29. Rottie

29. Rufus

30. Ruby

30. Russel

How to choose a name for your dog?

Choosing your dog or puppy’s name is so important – once you’ve picked it, you can’t change it. So, you must make sure you pick the perfect one!

Once your dog has learned its name, you can use it to capture his/her attention, which makes communication between dog and owner a lot easier! That’s not to say your dog will be any more willing to leave the dog park when you call him, but it’s a start.

The most popular dog name in the UK is currently ‘Bella’. But picking a name can’t only be based on your personal preference – your dog needs to like it too!

Think about the sound

The first thing to consider when choosing your dog’s name is the length of it. Did you know that dogs only hear two syllables? It’s therefore better to avoid names that are too long, because dogs will have difficulty hearing them and understanding them. Try to follow a "deaf" consonant, a more "sonorous" vowel, or you can repeat the same sound: Lulù, Kiki …

Think of a clear name

Another element to consider is that your dog’s name shouldn’t resemble any commands you will be teaching him, otherwise he might get confused. For instance, ‘Kit’ sounds a lot like ‘sit’, or ‘Ray’ sounds a lot like ‘stay’. Make sure your dog’s name is clear and easily recognisable.

Think of your dog's personality

Other considerations include your dog’s size, sex, and personality. For example, short impact names are better for dogs who are independent or dominant in nature, as they will pick up on them more easily.

Dog name ideas

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name, why not consult our theme-specific dog name articles above? Discover the list of most popular dog names for 2020, find a unique dog name in a different language, or find the perfect name to suit the dog breed you own within a list of pop culture related ideas! Here are a few more for you dog lovers out there:

Dog names by language:

Whatever the name you choose, make sure it’s a name you and your family actually like. Though you undoubtedly have more freedom than when naming a human baby, ensure that it’s a name you won’t mind calling out loud at the dog park! A dog is a member of the family and will be your everyday companion for many happy years. You don’t want to be calling out a name you don’t like for that long!

Happy choosing!