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What does Rainbow mean?

Rainbow \ra(in)-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.

Rainbow has 6 more alternative forms via Iris: Irida, Iridiana, Iridianny, Irisa, Irisha and Irita.


Rainbow is a rare given name for women but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#49862 out of 88799, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Iris (#245 in 2014) is the only prominent varying form of Rainbow (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1930-1939 and is now significantly less popular. Iris (#245) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Rainbow and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Iris in U.S.

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