How to choose a French name that start with R? Discover our list of 47 original ideas

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Are you looking for a French name beginning with R for your future boy or girl ?

I’ve sorted the 10 most popular French first names (boys and girls) starting with R by generation :

  • Baby boomers between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y between 1981and 1996
  • Generation Z between 1997 and 2012
  • Generation ALPHA between 2013 and today

And you can also see, listen to the pronunciation and print a list of first names beginning with R in an YouTube video, MP3 and pdf file below (end of the post).

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Most Popular French Names Starting With R : List To Read

For each generation, you’ll find the 10 most popular French first names, i.e. the names that have been given the most in France during that generation :

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Girls

How to read the graph ?

ex : Régine is the most popular GIRL first name that start with R between 1946 and 1964 with 37,769 girls born with the first name “Régine”.

Renée is the second most popular GIRL first name that beginning with R given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 21,665 births.

…etc

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-R-baby-boomers

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RÉGINEGirl37,769
2RENÉEGirl21,665
3RAYMONDEGirl16,842
4ROSELYNEGirl15,983
5ROSEGirl10,605
6ROSELINEGirl10,002
7ROLANDEGirl6,990
8ROSE-MARIEGirl6,166
9REINEGirl4,673
10REJANEGirl3,771

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Boys

How to read the graph ?

ex : Robert is the most popular BOY first name that start with R between 1946 and 1964 with 78,431 girls born with the first name “Robert”.

René is the second most popular BOY first name that beginning with R given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 76,951 births.

…etc

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-R-baby-boomers

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RobertBoy78,431
2RenéBoy76,951
3RogerBoy60,719
4RolandBoy44,512
5RaymondBoy39,562
6RichardBoy34,225
7RegisBoy24,501
8RémyBoy17,977
9RémiBoy12,133
10RaphaëlBoy4,583


Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RachelGirl16,825
2RégineGirl8,006
3RoselyneGirl4,217
4RachidaGirl3,177
5RoselineGirl2,857
6RoseGirl2,587
7Rose-MarieGirl2,331
8RosaGirl2,281
9RebeccaGirl2,106
10RozennGirl1,964

Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-X

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RichardBoy27,518
2RaphaëlBoy22,801
3RegisBoy21,916
4RomainBoy15,755
5RodolpheBoy11,131
6RémiBoy10,658
7RomualdBoy10,449
8RémyBoy9,864
9RenaudBoy9,551
10RobertBoy8,932

Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-X

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RachelGirl8,464
2RoxaneGirl6,737
3RebeccaGirl5,318
4RomaneGirl4,633
5RaphaëlleGirl2,873
6RachidaGirl1,880
7RoseGirl1,338
8RoxanneGirl1,244
9RomyGirl1,133
10RozennGirl1,056

Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RomainBoy111,942
2RémiBoy35,691
3RaphaëlBoy26,594
4RémyBoy21,175
5RobinBoy13,915
6RudyBoy10,084
7RenaudBoy9,586
8RichardBoy8,287
9RomualdBoy6,674
10RachidBoy5,858


Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RomaneGirl39,258
2RoseGirl12,840
3RachelGirl7,981
4RoxaneGirl6,324
5RaniaGirl4,416
6RebeccaGirl3,649
7RaphaëlleGirl3,214
8RomyGirl3,170
9RosalieGirl2,132
10RoxanneGirl1,453

Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RomainBoy54,322
2RaphaëlBoy46,879
3RayanBoy24,477
4RobinBoy22,887
5RémiBoy19,407
6RyanBoy14,349
7RémyBoy9,411
8RayaneBoy8,064
9RafaelBoy7,987
10RubenBoy7,804


Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RoseGirl16,803
2RomaneGirl13,682
3RomyGirl7,203
4RoxaneGirl4,886
5RachelGirl2,116
6RaphaëlleGirl1,709
7RaniaGirl1,524
8RosalieGirl1,241
9RitaGirl901
10RebeccaGirl856

Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-R-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1RaphaëlBoy29,365
2RobinBoy12,977
3RayanBoy12,802
4RubenBoy5,320
5RafaelBoy4,922
6RafaëlBoy3,999
7RomainBoy3,976
8RaphaelBoy3,942
9RyanBoy3,419
10RoméoBoy3,094


Video To see (YouTube)

If you want to listen to the pronunciation of first names beginning with R (girls and boys) and see how they are spelled, you can watch this short video (about 1 minute):

https://youtu.be/77PpDR6EO2U

French Names That Start With R : Pronunciation To Listen (Mp3)

If you only want to listen to the pronunciation, you can listen to this audio file (mp3):


French Names That Start With R : PDF To Print

Please download the most popular French names that start with R (girls and boys) in PDF format to print :


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