What does Raye mean?
Raye [raye] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Raye) is of Hebrew origin, and Raye means "ewe". Raye is an alternate form of Rae (Hebrew): short version of Rachel. Raye is also a variation of Ray (Hebrew).
(female) Raiye, Roye, ..
(male) Rades, Radi, .. Middle name pairings:
Raye Susan (R.S.), ..
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)
Raye reached its highest rank of #1466 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Raye ranked in the Top 2000 are Raelyn (#340 from current records), Rayna (#724), Raelee (#1963), Rayma, Raylene, Ray and Rae. Other forms, like Rayona, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Raye is at its highest presently (median #1628), except for versions like Rae which have fallen out of style. Raelyn and Rayna are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list.
Raye is alike in pronunciation to Raya, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended names are Agye, Amye, Cadye, Caye, Faye▼, Gaye, Jaye, Joye, Kacye, Kaye▼, Maye▼, Raene, Rafa, Rahel, Rain, Raine, Raja, Rakel, Raley, Rama, Ramee, Ramie, Rana, Ranae, Ranee, Rani, Rasya, Raven▼, Ravyn, Rayne▲, Raynee, Rayney, Rayven, Rayzel, Razi, Reade, Renaye, Rene▼, Riane, Riayn, Rise, Rose▼, Royce, Roze, Ryane, Ryen, Sadye▼, Shaye, Skye▲ and Tacye. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raye.See names in meaning and etymology.