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What does Raina mean?

Raina Pronunciation of Raina as a girls' name is pronounced RAY-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Raina is "queen". Variant of Regina (Latin) or Reine (French). Also feminine form of Ray (Old German) "wise guardian". May also be used as a short form of Lorraina and Lorraine. Modern use also refers to rain from the sky.


ASSOCIATED WITH queen, old, wise, guardian (defender), modern, rain (water), sky (heaven)


VARIANTS Raenah, Raene, Rainah, Raine, Rainee, Rainey, Rainelle, Rainy, Raleine, Raya, Rayann, Rayette, Rayleine, Raylene, Raylina, Rayline, Rayna, Rayne, Rayney, Raynelle, Raynetta, Reina, Reyna, Reyney

OTHER FORMS VIA LORRAINA, LORRAINE, RAY, REGINA Gina, Loraina, Raye, Rayla, Regena, Regine, Reginia, Reginna, Reine, Rejine, Rina, Riona

(female) Raiba, ..

(male) Raian, ..

Raina Milena (R.M.), ..

How popular is Raina?

Raina is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2308 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Raina entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #738 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #812. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Raina (#812 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gina (#1802), Lorraine (#1570), Raine (#1669), Ray, Raya (#1139), Raye, Raylene, Rayna (#701), Rayne (#815), Regena, Regina (#409), Regine, Reginia, Reina (#652), Reine, Reyna (#611) and Rina. Other variants, like Rayla, are seldom used. These relations of Raina were popular 6 decades ago (MEDIAN #1574) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1454, 71%), with forms like Lorraine becoming less fashionable. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Raina, Raya, Rayna, Rayne, Reina and Reyna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raina, Gina, Lorraine, Raine, Ray in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regena, Regina, Regine, Reginia, Reina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reine, Reyna, Rina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Raina is alike in pronunciation to Ranae, Ranee, Rania, Ranna, Rawnie, Rayana, Raynee, Reannah, Reena, Rena, Renae, Renay, Rene, Renny, Rheanna, Rhianna, Rianna, Rinah, Rionna, Roanna, Roni, Ronny, Rowena, Royanna and Ryana. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abina, Aina, Canna, Carina, Daina, Faina, Fauna, Gavina, Geina, Hanna, Jaena, Jaina, Karna, Katina, Laina, Malina, Marina, Marna, Mina, Nina, Orina, Radinka, Raelina, Rain, Raisa, Raiza, Rama, Ramona, Ravina, Rayma, Razia, Rhica, Rica, Rika, Rima, Riva, Rozina, Rylina, Salina, Sana, Satina, Sina, Stina, Tabina, Taina, Tarina, Urina, Valina, Zaina and Zanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raina.

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