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What does Reigh mean?

Reigh Pronunciation of Reigh [reigh] as a boys' name. The name Reigh means "protecting hands". Reigh is a variant form of Ray (English, Old German).

Associated with: protecting (defender).


Reigh has 3 variants: Rae, Rai and Raye.

1 more alternative form via Ray: Raice.

Creative forms:
(male) Regh, Righ, ..

(female) Reira, Reire, ..

Middle name pairings:
Reigh Myron (R.M.), ..

How popular is Reigh?

Reigh is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#51024 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ray (#713 from recent data) and Rae are the prominent related forms of Reigh (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Rai, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Reigh was at its highest in the 1890s (average #645) and has become significantly diminished since, with the version Ray becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Reigh is pronounced similarly to Rei, Reo, Rey, Rio and Roi. Other recommended names are Bergh, Bligh, Leigh, Raleigh, Reg, Reggy, Reid, Reide, Reis, Reizo, Rich, Rigg and Ryleigh. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reigh.

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