What does Rainbow mean?
Rainbow [rain-bow] as a girls' name is pronounced RAYN-boh. It is of English origin. The phenomenon as a name. Biblical: the rainbow is a symbol of the covenant between God and Noah, that God will sustain his people. It is also seen as a symbol of hope and of ethnic and gender-preference tolerance. Comedian/actor Richard Pryor's daughter, Rain. See also Iris.
Rainbow has 1 variant: Rain.Creative forms:
(female) Raibow, Renbow, ..
(male) Rainby, Rainroy, .. Middle name pairings:
Rainbow Analise (R.A.), ..
How popular is Rainbow?
Rainbow is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#37881 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Iris (#217 in 2015) and Rain are the prominent varying forms of Rainbow (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Rainbow were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (average #1108). Iris is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Rainbow and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Raina▲, Rainah, Raine, Rainee, Rainey and Rainy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rainbow.See names in meaning and etymology.