Male Pet Names – R

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Male pet names beginning with “R”…

Racer
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Having great speed

Raisin
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A sun dried grape

Ralph
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Wolf council

Rambo
Trivia: John Rambo was the Vietnam veteran in the motion picture First Blood and it’s sequels, Rambo 2, 3 & 4, starring Sylvester Stallone

Ramses
Origin: Egyptian
Meaning: The son of Ra (the Sun god)
Trivia: Ramses was the name given to 11 of the Egyptian pharaohs

Randall, Randy
Origin: English
Meaning: Wolf’s shield

Ranger
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Forest protector

Rascal
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a mischievous person or animal

Rasputin
Origin: Russian
Meaning: To have an insidious or corrupting influence
Trivia: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic who is perceived as having influenced Tsar Nicholas II.

Rebound
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To bounce or spring back from force of impact

Reece
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Enthusiasm
TV Notable: Reece is the destructive, bullying brother in the popular TV series Malcolm in the Middle.

Remus
Origin: Latin
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome.

Renoir
Trivia: Pierre Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter in the late 1800s

Replay
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To play again

Rex
Origin: Latin
Meaning: King
Trivia: One of President Ronald Reagan’s dogs.

Rhett
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Ardent
Trivia: Rhett Butler is the dashing hero in Gone With The Wind. Rhett the Boston Terrier is Boston University’s mascot.

Rhubarb
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A plant from the buckwheat family

Ricky
Origin: Germanic/English
Meaning: Brave ruler

Riddle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A puzzling question, problem or matter

Ridge
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The back of an animal

Rigby
Origin: English
Meaning: Valley of rulers

Riley
Origin: English
Meaning: Rye clearing

Rio
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A river
Trivia: Rio de Janeiro is the former capital of Brazil, known for it’s world famous carnival

Ripley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Strip clearing
Trivia: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! franchise started in 1918 as a newspaper cartoon panel featuring unusual and startling facts from around the world.

Rocco
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Rest

Rocket
Origin: Italian
Meaning: To soar or rise rapidly

Rocky
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Battle cry
Movie notable: Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
TV notable: The flying squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

Rodger
Origin: English
Meaning: Famous spear
Sports notable: Roger Clemens, named the greatest living pitcher in a 2006 ESPN poll.

Rogue
Meaning: A playfully, mischievous person

Romeo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A pilgrim to Rome
Trivia: The hero of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Romulus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rome
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of the city of Rome.

Roscoe
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Doe wood

Rover
Meaning: Wanderer
Trivia: Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien is about the adventures of a young dog named Rover who gets turned into a toy by a wizard.

Ruckus
Origin: American
Meaning: A noisy commotion

Ruben
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Behold, a son

Rufus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Red haired

Rumba
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A Cuban dance

Rupert
Origin: Italian; Spanish
Meaning: Form of Robert

Ryder
Origin: English
Meaning: Mounted warrior; messenger

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