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)
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. 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.