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What does Rainier mean?

Rainier Pronunciation of Rainier as a boys' name is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and Rainier means "judgment warrior; deciding warrior". Rainier is a version of Ragnar (Old Norse). Rainier is also a variant of Rainer (Old German): variation of Raynor.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, judgment, warrior


VARIANTS Renier, Reinier, Reiner, Raynier, Rayner, Raynar, Ranier, Rainor

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA RAGNAR, RAINER, RAYNOR Ragnor, Rane, Ranieri, Raniero, Rayne, Regner



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How popular is Rainier?

Rainier is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#33735 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rainier has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bailer, Banner, Baudier, Cartier, Dayner, Didier, Dizier (see Desiderio), Einer, Farrier, Gainer, Garner, Garnier, Gautier, Gayner, Grainger, Harinder, Havier, Heiner, Javier, Joiner, Kaiser, Lander, Lanier, Linder, Maither, Mariner, Nailer, Napier, Olivier, Rabbie, Radimir, Radnor, Rafer, Rahiem, Raiden, Rain, Rainart, Raine, Raines, Rainger, Rainhard, Rains, Rance, Rancel, Randel, Randey, Randie, Range, Ranger, Rayder, Raynes, Rayniero, Raziel, Rennie, Ridder, Rider, Riker, Ritter, River, Rodnie, Ronnie, Sander, Saunder, Skinner, Tailer, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Wagner, Warner, Winter, Xander, Xavier, Zander and Zavier. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rainier.

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