What does Raines mean?
(male) Rannes, Runes, ..
(female) Rainessa, .. Middle name pairings:
Raines Jencarlos (R.J.), ..
How popular is Raines?
Raines is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1614 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Rene (#813 from current records), Reginald (#875) and Reynold are the popular related forms of Raines (not ranked). Other variants, like Rainier, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Raines was common among parents in the 1960s (average #523) and is now much diminished, with forms like Reginald going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Barnes, Caine, Daine, Faine, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, Gaynes, Hannes, Kaine, Laine, Magnes, Paine, Raice, Raiden▲, Rainger, Ramos, Ramses, Ramsey, Ramzey, Rance, Rane, Range, Ries, Ring, Ringo, Rinji, Rinus, Rives and Zaine. Like Raines, these names are not frequently used.