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What does Reiner mean?

Reiner Pronunciation of Reiner [rein-er] as a boys' name is of Old Norse and Old German derivation, and the name Reiner means "judgment warrior; deciding warrior". Reiner is an alternate form of Ragnar (Old Norse). Reiner is also a derivative of Rainer (Old German): variation of Raynor.

Associated with: norse, judgment, warrior.


Reiner has 6 variants: Rainier, Rainor, Ranier, Rayner, Raynier and Raynor.

2 more alternative forms via Ragnar, Rainer: Ragnor and Regner.

Creative forms:
(male) Reinri, ..

(female) Reinda, Reinse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Reiner Abel (R.A.), ..

How popular is Reiner?

Reiner is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6337 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Reiner has not been recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Reiner is pronounced similarly to Raynar, Reinier and Renier. Other suggested similar names are Abner, Beiler, Berger, Bonner, Decker, Ebner, Einer, Gainer, Garner, Gunner, Heine, Heiner, Jerker (see Eric), Jesper, Joiner, Joyner, Keifer, Kenner, Kiefner, Kleiner, Konner, Linder, Meier, Meinor, Miner, Nailer, Ogier, Peer, Pepper, Peter, Piper, Raiden, Rain, Raine, Raines, Rainger, Rane, Rayne, Reagen, Redley, Reeve, Regin, Reid, Reide, Reilly, Reinald, Reinart, Reinhart, Reinold, Reizo, Rene, Renne, Reyni, Rider, Riker, River, Rives, Rodger, Rover, Rowney, Royer, Rudiger, Rutger, Ryder, Seager, Stoner, Tailer, Teger, Tiger, Verner, Warner and Werner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Reiner.

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