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Rainer meaning and name origin
Rainer \ra(i)-ner\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAY-ner. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rainer is "deciding warrior". Variant of Raynor. Related surnames are occasionally used as given names. Mount Rainier is an important landmark named for a British naval officer, but the Indian name was Tacoma or Tahoma, meaning "snowy peak". Modern use of Rainier (ray-NEER) may be influenced by Prince Rainier of Monaco. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
Rainer has 6 variant forms: Rainier, Ranier, Rainor, Rayner, Raynier and Reiner.
For more information, see also related names Ragnar, Raines and Raymond.
Baby names that sound like Rainer are Regner, Ragnor, Reinier and Raynar.
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Popularity of Rainer
Rainer is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8620 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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