What does Raina mean?
Raina [raina] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Raiba, Raira, ..
(male) Raian, Raira, .. Middle name pairings:
Raina Julieta (R.J.), ..
How popular is Raina?
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)
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 #924. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Raina (#924 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gina (#1967 last year), Lorraine (#1723), Raine, Ray, Raya (#1214), Raye, Raylene, Rayna (#724), Rayne (#1028), Regena, Regina (#520), Regine, Reginia, Reina (#952), Reine, Reyna (#710) and Rina. Other variants, like Rayla, are seldom used. These relations of Raina were popular 6 decades ago (median #1574) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1542, ▼80%), with forms like Lorraine becoming less fashionable. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Raina, Rayna, Rayne, Reina and Reyna.
Raina▲ is alike in pronunciation to Ranae, Ranee, Rania, Ranna, Rawnie, Rayana, Raynee, Reannah, Reena, Rena▼, Renae▼, Renay, Rene▼, Renny, Rheanna, Rhianna▼, Rianna▼, Rinah, Rionna, Roanna, Roni, Ronny, Rowena▼, Royanna and Ryana. Other recommended names are Abina, Aina, Canna, Carina▼, Daina, Faina, Fauna, Gavina, Geina, Hanna▼, Jaena, Jaina, Karna, Katina▼, Laina, Malina, Marina▼, Marna, Mina, Nina, Orina, Radinka, Raelina, Rain, Raisa, Raiza, Rama, Ramona▼, Ravina, Rayma, Razia, Rhica, Rica, Rika, Rima, Riva, Rozina, Rylina, Salina, Sana, Satina, Sina, Stina, Tabina, Taina, Tarina, Urina, Valina, Zaina and Zanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raina.See names in meaning and etymology.