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What does Raina mean?

Raina \ra(i)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced RAY-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Raina is "queen". Variant of Regina (Latin) or Reine (French). Also feminine form of Ray (Old German) "wise guardian". May also be used as a short form of Lorraina and Lorraine. Modern use also refers to rain from the sky.


Raina has 24 variants: Raenah, Raene, Rainah, Raine, Rainee, Rainelle, Rainey, Rainy, Raleine, Raya, Rayann, Rayette, Rayleine, Raylene, Raylina, Rayline, Rayna, Rayne, Raynelle, Raynetta, Rayney, Reina, Reyna and Reyney.

Raina has 32 more different forms via Lorraina, Lorraine, Ray, Regina: Gina, Laraine, Larayne, Laurraine, Leraine, Lerayne, Lorain, Loraina, Loraine, Lorayne, Lori, Lorine, Lorraina, Lorrayne, Raye, Rayla, Regan, Regeena, Regena, Reggi, Reggie, Regine, Reginette, Reginia, Reginna, Reine, Reinetta, Reinette, Rejine, Rina, Riona and Rionagh.


Raina is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2308 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Raina for girls. Raina entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #738 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #960. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Raina and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Raina (#960 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Gina, Laraine, Loraine, Lori, Lorine, Lorraine, Ray, Rayna (#836 last year), Rayne, Regan, Regina (#525), Reina (#934) and Reyna (#718). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2696%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0734%, down 72.8%), with forms like Gina, Lorraine, Raina, Ray and Regan falling out of fashion. Reyna (#718) is the most chic birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gina, Laraine, Loraine, Lori, Lorine, Lorraine, Raina, Ray, Rayna, Rayne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Regan, Regina, Reina, Reyna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raina and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Raina is alike in pronunciation to Rana, Ranae, Ranay, Rani, Rania, Ranna, Rayana, Rayona, Reanna, Reena, Rena, Rhiana, Rhona, Riana, Rianna, Rinah, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronna, Rowina, Ryana and Ryanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Daina, Faina, Jaina, Laina, Rain, Raisa, Raiza, Rama, Ravina, Rayma, Rima, Taina and Zaina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raina.