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What does Rae mean?

Rae Pronunciation of Rae as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Rae) is pronounced ray. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rae is "ewe". Short form of Rachel or a feminine form of Ray. Also used as a prefix in blended and compound names. See also Rayann. Actress Rae Dawn Chong. Also form of Ramona.




VARIANTS Raeann, Raeanna, Raeanne, Raedell, Raedine, Raelaine, Raelani, Raelee, Raeleen, Raelena, Raelene, Raelina, Raella, Raelyn, Raelynn, Raelynne, Raenisha, Ray, Raye, Rayette, Raylene, Raylina, Rayma, Rayna, Raynelle, Rayona

OTHER FORMS VIA RACHEL, RAY, RAYANN Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel, Rayla



Rae Makenna (R.M.), ..

How popular is Rae?

Rae is a very popular first name for women (#751 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6490 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rae reached its top rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1122. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Rae (#1122 VIA LATEST LIST) are Raelynn (#115), Rachel (#198), Raelyn (#327), Rayna (#701), Ramona (#835), Raquel (#932), Raeann, Raelee, Raelene, Ray, Raye, Raylene and Rayma. Other forms, like Rahel, are uncommon. These forms of Rae were popular as birth names in 1996 (ADOPTION OF 1%) and are now much less popular (ADOPTION 0.4%, 63%), with versions like Rachel going out of style. Raelynn, Raelyn and Rayna are three of the more chic birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rae, Rachel, Raeann, Raelee, Raelene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raelyn, Raelynn, Ramona, Raquel, Ray in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raye, Raylene, Rayma, Rayna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rae is pronounced similarly to Raya, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Fae, Gae, Jae and Mae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rae.