What does Raye mean?
Raye /raye/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Raye) is of Hebrew origin, and Raye means "ewe". Raye is an alternate form, with the suffix -ye, of Rae (Hebrew): short version of Rachel. Raye is also a variation of Ray (Hebrew).
Raye has 25 related forms via Rae, Ray: Raeann, Raeanna, Raeanne, Raedell, Raedine, Raelaine, Raelani, Raelee, Raeleen, Raelena, Raelene, Raelina, Raella, Raelyn▲, Raelynn▲, Raelynne, Raenisha, Rayette, Rayla, Raylene, Raylina, Rayma, Rayna, Raynelle and Rayona.Kreatif forms: Raraye, Rayema, Rayera. [more]
How popular is Raye?
Raye is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2605 out of 4276, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#16540 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Raye (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Raelynn (#267 the previous year), Raelyn (#410), Rayna (#836), Rae and Ray. Forms like Rayma are uncommon. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in 2013 (usage of 0.3118%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2974%, 4.6% less), but with the versions Ray and Rae becoming less in vogue. Raelynn (#267) and Raelyn (#410) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Raye and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Raye is alike in pronunciation to Raya, Ree, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rie, Roya, Rue and Rye. Other recommended similar baby names are Caye, Faye▼, Gaye▼, Jaye, Kaye▼, Maye▼ and Rayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raye.