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Raye (boy)

What does Raye mean?

Raye Pronunciation of Raye as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Raye) means "protecting hands". Raye is an alternate spelling of Ray (English, Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH protecting (defender)


VARIANTS Reigh, Rai, Rae

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA RAY Raice, Rayce, Rayder, Raydon, Raylen, Raynell



Raye Gerald (R.G.), ..

How popular is Raye?

Raye is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#16540 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Ray (#728 FROM RECENT DATA), Raylen (#1871), Rae and Rayce are the prominent varying forms of Raye (NOT IN TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Raice, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Raye was at its apex a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.33%) and has become much lower since (ADOPTION 0.02%, 93%). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Raye is alike in pronunciation to Rei, Reo, Rey, Rio, Roe, Roi, Row, Rowe, Roy, Ruy, Rye, Ryu, Ryuu and Wray. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arye, Brye, Coye, Daye, Faye, Graye, Jaye, Kaye, Keye, Rab, Rabee, Rad, Radd, Rafa, Rafe, Rafel, Rafi, Rahm, Rain, Raine, Raj, Raja, Ralf, Ram, Rama, Ramey, Rami, Ramy, Rance, Rand, Rane, Range, Ras, Raul, Ravee, Ravel, Raven, Ravi, Rayne, Rayner, Raynes, Rayven, Reade, Reave, Rene, Reve, Reyd, Reyes, Rhys, Rice, Rike, Roane, Rome, Royce, Royer, Royle, Rube, Rune, Ryne, Shaye and Skye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raye.

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