What does Rae mean?
Rae [rae] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Rae) is pronounced ray. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rae is "ewe". Short form of Rachel or a feminine form of Ray. Also used as a prefix in blended and compound names. See also Rayann. Actress Rae Dawn Chong.
Associated with: dawn.
Rae▼ has 26 variants: Raeann, Raeanna, Raeanne, Raedell, Raedine, Raelaine, Raelani, Raelee, Raeleen, Raelena, Raelene, Raelina, Raella, Raelyn▲, Raelynn▲, Raelynne, Raenisha, Ray▼, Raye, Rayette, Raylene, Raylina, Rayma, Rayna▲, Raynelle and Rayona.
Affiliated girl name: Ramona.Creative forms:
(female) Rase, Rre, ..
(male) Raer, Raery, .. Middle name pairings:
Rae Cristina (R.C.), ..
How popular is Rae?
Rae is a very popular first name for women (#751 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6490 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Rae for girls. Rae reached its top rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of Rae and related names. Prominent varying forms of Rae are Rachel (#167 via latest list), Raelynn (#177), Raelyn (#340), Rayna (#724), Raquel (#750), Ramona (#1076), Raelee (#1963), Raylene, Rayma, Raye, Ray, Raeann and Raelene. Other forms, like Rahel, are uncommon. These forms of Rae were popular as birth names in 1996 (adoption of 1.4%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.4%, ▼75%), with versions like Raquel going out of style. Raelynn, Raelyn and Rayna are three of the more chic birth names here.
Rae▼ is pronounced similarly to Raya, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other suggested similar names are Fae, Gae, Jae and Mae▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rae.