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What does Raynard mean?

Raynard Pronunciation of Raynard [ray-nard] as a name for boys. The name Raynard means "strong decision; fox". Raynard is an alternate spelling of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox.

Associated with: strong, fox (wolf).


Raynard has 3 variants: Reinhard, Renard and Rennard.

3 more different relations via Reynard: Renardo, Renaud and Reynardo.

Creative forms:
(male) Ranard, Ronard, ..


Middle name pairings:
Raynard Eliezer (R.E.), ..

How popular is Raynard?

Raynard is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#66878 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Raynard entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #809 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Raynard are Renard and Reinhard. Other variants, like Renardo, are seldom used. These relations of Raynard were at the apex of their popularity 55 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raynard, Reinhard, Renard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Raynard is alike in pronunciation to Rainhard and Raynord. Other recommended names are Ballard, Barnard, Barnhard, Bayard, Bearnard, Bernard, Brainard, Braynard, Burnard, Dainard, Dainhard (see Dainard), Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Eadward, Eginard (see Eginhard), Gallard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garrard, Gaspard, Gaylord, Halvard, Harvard, Hayward, Hazard, Hazzard, Jarard, Kennard, Kinnard, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Mainard, Maynard, Maynhard, Menard, Packard, Radferd, Radnor, Raechard (see Richard), Ragnar, Rainart, Rainer, Rainhardt, Rainor, Ranald, Rand, Rashaad, Rashad, Rayborn, Rayburn, Rayford, Rayman, Raymund, Raynald, Raynaldo, Raynar, Raynell, Rayner, Raynier, Rayniero, Raynor, Reinart, Reynald, Reynaldo, Reynold, Ricard, Richard, Rickard, Rikard, Riobard, Ronald, Rudyard and Ryszard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Raynard.

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