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What does Raynor mean?

Raynor Pronunciation of Raynor as a boys' name is pronounced RAY-ner. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Raynor is "deciding warrior". Anglicized version of Ragnar, an ancient personal name, and a version of Rainer.


ASSOCIATED WITH warrior, ancient (old)


VARIANTS Ragnar, Rainer, Rainier, Rainor, Rane, Ranell, Ranieri, Raniero, Ray, Raynar, Rayne, Raynell, Rayner, Raynord, Reinier, Renier

RELATIONS VIA RAGNAR, RAINER Ragnor, Ranier, Raynier, Regner, Reiner



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How popular is Raynor?

Raynor is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4366 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Ray (#748 VIA LATEST LIST) is the only prominent related form of Raynor (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This relation of Raynor was favored as a birth name 126 years ago (USAGE OF 0.33%) and is now significantly less conventional (USAGE 0.02%, DOWN 95%). (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ray in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abnor, Baldor, Baylor, Brynmor, Conor, Dayner, Gainor, Gaylor, Gayner, Gaynnor (see Gaynor), Gaynor, Grygor, Gwynfor, Halvor, Konnor, Kylor, Larmor (see Larrimore), Lawlor, Major, Marinor (see Marriner), Maynor, Mayor, Mazor, Menor, Minor, Mynor, Nailor, Naylor, Nazor, Radborn (see Radburn), Radford, Radnor, Rain, Rainart, Raines, Rainger, Ramon, Ramos, Rance, Rand, Randi, Randl (see Randall), Randy, Ransom, Rashod, Rayborn, Rayburn, Rayce, Rayder, Raydon, Rayford, Rayman, Raymon, Raymond, Raynard, Raynes, Rayniero, Rayven, Reno, Reyni, Reynold, Ryder, Ryker, Ryne, Ryon, Taibor, Talor, Tavor, Taybor, Taylor, Tylor, Wynfor, Zahoor, Zailor (see Taylor) and Zaylor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raynor.

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