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Raye (girl)

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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, 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:
(female) Raiye, Roye, ..

(male) Radi, Rayedi, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Raye for girls. Raye reached its highest rank of #1466 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raye name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Raye ranked in the Top 2000 are Raelyn (#410 from current records), Rayna (#836), Rayma, Raylene, Ray and Rae. Other forms, like Raelee, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Raye was at its highest in 2013 (median #1594) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1606, 1.3% less usage), but with versions like Rae going out of style. Raelyn and Rayna are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raye, Rae, Raelyn, Ray, Raylene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rayma, Rayna in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.