Male Cat Names – R

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Male cat names beginning with “R”…

Raisin
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A sun dried grape

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
Tip: This male cat name is perfect for a tough tom cat!

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

Ralph
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Wolf council

Rascal
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a mischievous person or animal
Tip: Choose this male cat name for a kitty who’s always getting into trouble!

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
Tip: A excellent male cat name for a cat who doesn’t stop.

Rex
Origin: Latin
Meaning: King
Tip: Male cat names don’t get more regal than this!

Rhett
Origin: English
Meaning: Advice, counsel
Trivia: Rhett Butler is the dashing hero in Gone With The Wind.

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

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

Rigby
Origin: English
Meaning: Valley of rulers

Riley
Origin: English
Meaning: Rye clearing
Tip: This two-syllable name is easy to call out.  It’s also one of our favorite male cat names.

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.

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.

Rocco
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Rest

Rocket
Origin: Italian
Meaning: To soar or rise rapidly
Tip: A playful name for an energetic cat – another of our favorite male cat names.

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 Rome.

Ruben
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Behold, a son
Notable: American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard

Rupert
Origin: Italian; Spanish
Meaning: Form of Robert

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