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150+ Cat Names That Start with R: Our Top Picks for Your Rambunctious Kitty

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

Cat Names That Start with R

When you bring a new kitty home, one of the more important tasks is to come up with a fitting name. Sometimes, a name may flash into your mind in an instant, but other times, you may ponder on the idea for a while. However, your kitty needs a name. For fans of the letter “R,” we’ll list 160 cat names to help you choose a fitting name.

We’ll split them into separate categories and themes; from fictional character names to cute and tough names, we’ve got it covered!


How to Name Your Cat

When it comes to finding a fitting name for your cat, you can often look to one of your favorite cartoon characters, actors, musicians, and countless other genres. After all, you want a name that suits your kitty because it will be his name for the rest of his life.

If you’re at a total loss, examine your cat’s personality. Is your cat a humorous little fluff ball? Maybe your kitty is a longhair diva or a shorthair kitty with spunk. Determining your cat’s personality or focusing on physical traits can sometimes be a huge help in picking a name. Without further ado, let’s begin our search for the perfect cat name starting with the letter “R.”

woman tickling the belly of cat on her lap
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Female Cat Names Starting with R

Some female cats can be aloof and withdrawn. Other females can be high-strung and love to play. You never know what type of personality your female will have, but whatever the case, you may find a fitting name in our first category.

  • Radar
  • Raiden
  • Rain
  • Rainmaker
  • Raisin
  • Ramona
  • Rashelle
  • Raya
  • Reagan
  • Rebel
  • Regina
  • Reign
  • Remington
  • Remy
  • Rena
  • Renee
  • Rhapsody
  • Rhianna
  • Rhiannon
  • Rhonda
  • Riku
  • Rindy
  • Ripley
  • Ripple
  • River
  • Riviera
  • Rizzo
  • Roberta
  • Robyn
  • Rochelle
  • Roe
  • Rona
  • Roo
  • Rooney
  • Rory
  • Rosalie
  • Rosalind
  • Rosalyn
  • Rosella
  • Rosemary
  • Rosetta
  • Roux
  • Rowe
  • Rowena
  • Ruby
  • Ruffles
  • Rumchata
  • Rumor
  • Runt
  • Ruth

Male Cat Names Starting with R

Male cats seem to be more sociable and playful than females, but this isn’t always the case. Some males may be lazy, while others may be at full speed constantly. Check out these male cat names starting with the letter R to see if something jumps out at you.

  • Racer
  • Radcliff
  • Rafael
  • Raff
  • Ralph
  • Ralphie
  • Ramon
  • Ramone
  • Randolph
  • Randy
  • Rascal
  • Rasputin
  • Raul
  • Ray
  • Raymond
  • Raz
  • Reed
  • Reggie
  • Rembrandt
  • Remo
  • Remus
  • Renaldo
  • Renny
  • Rhett
  • Riddick
  • Rin
  • Ripley
  • Ritchie
  • Robbie
  • Rocco
  • Rock
  • Rockwell
  • Rod
  • Rodney
  • Rodriquez
  • Roger
  • Rollie
  • Romano
  • Ronnie
  • Rooney
  • Roosevelt
  • Rowan
  • Rowdy
  • Roy
  • Rudo
  • Rufo
  • Ruger
  • Rupert
  • Russell
  • Rusty

woman holding a cat in the porch
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Fun Female Cat Names Based on Fictional Characters Starting with R

There are not many female fictional character names starting with the letter “R,” but we found a few that might work well for your female kitty. Let’s take a look.

  • Rachel Green
  • Roxanne
  • Rowena Ravenclaw
  • Rapunzel
  • River Scott
  • Roz
  • Reba
  • Rafe Rivera
  • Rita Skeeter
  • Ratched

Fun Male Names Based on Fictional Characters Starting with R

Naming your male cat after a fictional character can be a fun way to choose a name. From South Park and Harry Potter to Friends and The Office, maybe one below will stick out.

  • Randy Marsh
  • Rudolph
  • Red Foreman
  • Road Runner
  • Robin Hood
  • Ron Swanson
  • Ross Geller
  • Rumplestiltskin
  • Romeo
  • Rubeus Hagrid

Cute ginger maine coon kitten is lying on special cat's furniture
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Cute Female Names Starting with R 

Some female cats can be divas, while others can be rambunctious and silly. Nonetheless, you’ll find cute female names below to look through in hopes of finding the perfect name.

  • Rae Rae
  • Raelynn
  • Rain
  • Raleigh
  • Rallie
  • Randi
  • Raven
  • Reese
  • Rena
  • Rhia
  • Ria
  • Rikki
  • Riley
  • Rio
  • Rosa
  • Rose
  • Rose Anne
  • Roxy
  • Rue
  • Ruthie

Tough Male Names Starting with R

If you’re looking for a tough male name for your awesome, tough dude, here’s a list we felt was fitting for the “tough male” category. Let’s check them out to see if any will work for your macho kitty.

  • Rambo
  • Ramsey
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Ricardo
  • Rico
  • Ringo
  • Rocco
  • Rocket
  • Rocky
  • Roger
  • Ron John
  • Ross
  • Royce
  • Ruben
  • Rudy
  • Rufus
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Ryker
Grey British Shorthair happy cat
Image Credit: PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek, Shutterstock



We know it can be challenging to choose the perfect name for your little feline, but choosing a name that fits your fur baby can be fun. Narrowing down to particular categories and themes can really help make the daunting task easier, especially if you have no idea what to name your kitty.

We hope our list of 160 cat names that start with the letter “R” helps you pick the best and most fitting name!

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