What does Rae mean?
Associated with: protecting (defender).
(male) Raer, Rude, ..
(female) Ran, Rase, .. Middle name pairings:
Rae Jaxx (R.J.), ..
How popular is Rae?
Rae is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6490 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rae was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1235 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Rae are Ray (#713 from current records), Rayce and Raylen (#1549). Other variants, like Raice, are seldom used. These forms of Rae were at the top of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3%) and are now much less common, with the version Ray becoming less stylish.
Rae is alike in pronunciation to Rei, Reo, Rey▲, Rio, Roe, Roi, Row, Rowe, Roy▼, Ruy, Rye, Ryu, Ryuu and Wray. Other suggested similar names are Jae, Rab, Rad, Rafe, Raj, Ram, Rane and Ras. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rae.See names in meaning and etymology.