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What does Rayder mean?

Rayder Pronunciation of Rayder [ray-der] as a name for boys has the meaning "protecting hands". Rayder is an alternate form of Ray (English, Old German).

Associated with: protecting (defender).


8 different relations via Ray: Rae, Raice, Rayce, Raydon, Raye, Rayford, Raylen and Raynell.

Creative forms:
(male) Rodder, Rooder, ..

(female) Rayderre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rayder Broderick (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rayder?

Rayder is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Rae, Ray (#713 from recent data), Rayce, Rayford and Raylen (#1549) are the popular varying forms of Rayder (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Rayder were favored a century ago (adoption of 0.33%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.02%, 93%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rae, Ray, Rayce, Rayford, Raylen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rayder and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rayder is alike in pronunciation to Ridder, Rider and Ryder. Other suggested similar names are Balder, Bayler, Calder, Cayden, Dayner, Gayler, Gayner, Haider, Haydar, Hayden, Hayder, Hyder, Jader, Jayde, Jaydee, Jayden, Kayde, Kayden, Lander, Mayeer, Mayer, Nader, Radek, Rafer, Raiden, Rainer, Randel, Randey, Ranger, Ranier, Raynar, Rayne, Rayner, Raynes, Raynier, Raynor, Rayven, Ritter, Royden, Royer, Ryden, Ryker, Sander, Sayer, Snyder, Spyder, Tayber, Tayler, Vander, Walder, Wayde, Xander and Zander. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rayder.

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