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pinWhat does Rae mean?

Rae /rae/ [1 syll.] 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.


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.

Rae has 37 more different relations via Rachel, Ray, Rayann: Rachael, Racheal, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle, Rachil, Raechel, Raechell, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Rayana, Rayanna, Raychel, Raychelle, Raycine, Rayeann, Rayla, Rayleen, Raylynn, Raynell, Raynesha, Raynisha, Rechell, Shell, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly.

Kreatif forms: Raera, Raeya, Rarae. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity of Rae for girls. Rae reached its top rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rae name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rae outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Rae and related names. Prominent varying forms of Rae are Rachel (#155 a year ago), Raelynn (#267), Raelyn (#410), Raquel (#697), Rayna (#836), Shelley, Ray, Shellie, Shelly, Ramona, Rachelle, Rachael and Racheal. Forms like Raychelle are uncommon. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4442%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1882%, 57.6%), with versions like Rachael, Raquel, Rae, Rachelle and Racheal falling out of style. Raelynn (#267) and Raelyn (#410) are two of the more chic birth names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rae, Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachelle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raelyn, Raelynn, Ramona, Raquel, Ray in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rayna, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachael, Rachel outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Rae is 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.