Exotic Pet Names That Start With the Letter R

Boy with leopard gecko
Leopard gecko on boy's shoulder. Getty Images/Thomas Barwick

If you're looking for an exotic pet name that begins with the letter R then you're in the right place. Whether you are looking for a cute name, a cool name, or a famous name, look no further. Naming a pet can be a difficult task regardless of what kind of animal it is but especially if your pet doesn't have a distinct personality or is one of many small pets (such as fish or a flock of finches). Use this list of R names to inspire you and if you don't find one you like be sure to check out the lists of other names.

If you already have an R name for your pet find out if it is on this list!

  • R2D2
  • R32 Turbo
  • Rabbit
  • Rabitat
  • Rabscuttle
  • Rachel
  • Rachael
  • Rack
  • Radar
  • Radinski
  • Rae
  • Rafael
  • Rafiki
  • Rage
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Rags
  • Raider
  • Rain
  • Rainbow
  • Rainy
  • Raisen
  • Raisin
  • Raisin Bun
  • Raivi
  • Raja
  • Rajah
  • Ralph
  • Ralphie
  • Ralston
  • Rambler
  • Rambo
  • Ram-bore
  • Ramses
  • Ramzy
  • Random
  • Randy
  • Ranger
  • Ranger Rick
  • Raphael
  • Rascal
  • Rasgal
  • Rassi
  • Rasta
  • Rat
  • Rata-2-ee
  • Ratbat
  • Ratbert
  • Rat Boy
  • Ratigan
  • Ratina
  • Ratman
  • Ratmandu
  • Ratnick
  • Rats Domino
  • Rat-ta-tat
  • Ratticus Finch
  • Rattus
  • Ratty
  • Ratty Arbuckle
  • Ratso
  • Raven
  • Ravenna
  • Ravines Hannible
  • Ray
  • Raymond
  • Rayn
  • Raz
  • Razzie
  • Razzle
  • Razzle-Dazzle Doggin & Biscuit Peter Pan Savage Puppy Blue Bee
  • Razzle-Tazzle
  • RB
  • RC Cola
  • Reb
  • Reba
  • Rebah
  • Rebal
  • Rebekkah
  • Rebel
  • Recluse
  • Red
  • Redd
  • Red Guy
  • Reece
  • Reefer
  • Reese
  • Reeses
  • Reeses Pieces
  • Reesie
  • Reggie
  • Reggie Weggie
  • Regina
  • Reginal
  • Reginald
  • Reginauld
  • Regster
  • Reily
  • Remmington
  • Remy
  • Ren
  • Reno
  • Reptar
  • Retro
  • Reuben
  • Rev
  • Reverend Maynard
  • Revlon
  • Rev Norb
  • Rex
  • Rexy
  • Rezin
  • Rhino
  • Ria
  • Ribbit
  • Ribbon
  • Rib-Rab
  • Rice
  • Richard
  • Rickey-Ticky-Tavey
  • Ricky
  • Ricky-Ticky-Tabby
  • Rico
  • Rico Suave
  • Riddick
  • Riff Raff
  • Rigby
  • Rigsby
  • Rikki
  • Riley
  • Rimmer
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Ripple
  • Riso
  • Rita
  • River
  • River Cat
  • Rizzle
  • Rizzo
  • Roach
  • Roanoke
  • Roast Beef
  • Rob
  • Robbie
  • Robby
  • Robby Rabbit
  • Robert
  • Robert de Niro
  • Roberto
  • Robin
  • Robyn
  • Roca Mu Chocka (Roca for short)
  • Roc-ci
  • Rocco
  • Roch (Roach)
  • Rock
  • Rocket
  • Rockey
  • Rockie
  • Rocko
  • Rocky
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Rocky Doodle Dandy
  • Rodeo
  • Rodger
  • Rodney
  • Rodolfo
  • Rodrigez
  • Rodrigo
  • Rodriguez
  • Roger
  • Rogue
  • Roise
  • Roli Poli Olli
  • Rolo
  • Roma
  • Romeo
  • Romey
  • Ron
  • Ronan
  • Ronin
  • Ronnie
  • Ronoke (pronounced row-noke)
  • Roo
  • Rookie
  • Rookie Doo
  • Roosevelt
  • Rootbeer
  • Rorschach
  • Rory
  • Rosa
  • Rosalind
  • Rosco
  • Roscoe
  • Rose
  • Rosey
  • Roshi
  • Rosie
  • Rosie Roo
  • Rosita
  • Rosito
  • Ross
  • Roswell
  • Roudy
  • R.O.U.S. (for Rodent Of Unusual Size)
  • Roux (pronounced Roo)
  • Rowdy
  • Rowley
  • Roxanne
  • Roxey
  • Roxie
  • Roxy
  • Rua
  • Ruban
  • Rubina
  • Rubit
  • Ruby
  • Ruby Dee
  • Ruckus
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy
  • Rudy Roo
  • Rudy Ru
  • Ruger
  • Rugrat
  • Ruffie
  • Ruffus
  • Ruffy
  • Rufus
  • Rumpled Pigskin
  • Rumplesnakeskin
  • Running Buffalo Wings
  • Runt
  • Rupert
  • Rupurt
  • Rusalka
  • Russell
  • Rusti
  • Rusty
  • Ryan
  • Ryder
  • Ryelle
  • Rythum

If you are still having trouble finding that perfect exotic pet name try checking out names that start with another letter.

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Names for pairs of animals also have their own list as do specific kinds of exotic pets (names for chinchillas, pot-bellied pigs, ferrets, rabbits, etc.). Don't give up naming your pet if you don't see one you like though. Deciding on a name can take time and you may even have to change it a few times to find that perfect fit.

Edited by Adrienne Kruzer, RVT