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Meaning and name origin

Raye \ra-ye\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Raye), Raye is a variant of Rae: short form of Rachel (Hebrew) "ewe" or a feminine form of Ray.


Raye is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2605 out of 4276, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25185 out of 88799, Top 28%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Raye and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ray and Rae. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ray, Rae in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raye and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Raye is also pronounced similarly to Raya, Ree, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rie, Roya, Rue and Rye. Other suggested similar baby names are Caye, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Kaye, Maye and Rayne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raye.