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What does Ras mean?

Ras Pronunciation of Ras [ras] as a name for boys is a Greek name, and the name Ras means "to love". Ras is a variant form of Erasmus (Greek): Latin variant of the Greek Erasmos.

Associated with: greek.


1 related form via Erasmus: Rasmus.

Creative forms:
(male) Rais, Ris, ..

(female) Ran, Rase, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ras Spencer (R.S.), ..

How popular is Ras?

Ras is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#36572 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ras reached its apex rank of #1210 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ras ranked in the Top 2000 are Rasmus and Erasmus. These forms of Ras were at the height of their popularity 135 years ago (average #1441).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ras, Erasmus, Rasmus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ras is pronounced similarly to Raice, Rayce, Rees, Reese, Reis, Reyes, Rhys, Rice, Ries, Ross, Rosse and Russ. Other recommended names are Rab, Rad, Rae, Rai, Raj, Ram and Ray. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ras.

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