Meaning and name origin
Rae \rae\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Rae), is pronounced ray. Short form of Rachel (Hebrew) "ewe" or a feminine form of Ray. Also used as a prefix in blended and compound names. See also Rayann. Actress Rae Dawn Chong.
Rae▼ has 26 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ramona.
Rae is a very popular first name for females (#751 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5086 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rae for girls. Rae reached its highest rank of #345 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rae and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rachel (#155), Raelynn (#267), Raelyn (#410), Rayna (#836), Ray, Ramona and Rae. (2014 statistics).
Rae▼ is also pronounced similarly to Raya, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rhae, Rhea▼, Ria, Rie, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other suggested similar baby names are Fae▼, Gae, Jae and Mae▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rae.