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pinWhat 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, with the suffix -ye, of Rae (Hebrew): short version of Rachel. Raye is also a variation of Ray (Hebrew).


Raye has 8 related forms via Rae, Ray: Raelee, Raelyn, Rayette, Rayla, Raylene, Rayma, Rayna and Rayona.

Kreatif forms: Raraye, Rayema, Rayera. [more]

pinHow 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 Raelyn (#410 from current records), Rayna (#836), Ray and Rae. Other forms, like Rayona, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Raye was at its highest during 1890-1899 (median #701) and is almost as conventional today (#811, 36.8% less), but with the versions Rae and Ray becoming less in vogue. Raelyn is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Raye and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Raye is alike in pronunciation to Raya, Rea, Ree, Rei, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended similar baby names are Amye, Cadye, Caye, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Kacye, Kaye, Maye, Rahel, Ranae, Ranee, Rayne, Raynee, Rayven, Rayzel, Razi, Riayn, Rose, Royce, Roze, Sadye, Shaye, Skye and Tacye. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raye.