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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 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.


Rae is a very popular first name for females (#751 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5086 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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