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Boy Names Starting with Ra-

Ra- baby names and what they mean, with 78 results. Ra- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 2.4%) and have become much less popular since (USAGE 0.4%, DOWN 84%), with names such as Raymond becoming somewhat outmoded. Raiden (#423), Rafael (#258) and Raphael (#527) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation, while Rael (TOP 6%) and Rabel (17%) are popular Ra- last names. Here is the list of Ra- names for girls.

Ra- names

Rab - Rafael | Rafe - Ramiro | Ramon - Raphael | Ras - Raziel

Rab - Rafael

Rabbie, Rab
Var. of Robert. Derivative of Old German. "Bright fame." Uncommon, but Rabbie is comparable to common -bbie surnames Jabbie (TOP 100%), Babbie (46%).

Rabi, var. Rabee, Rabbi
Stems fr. Arabic element. "Gentle wind." Rare as boys' names, but Rabi, Rabbi, etc. are pronounced like the more familiar Robbie.

Racham and variants

Racham, var. Rahim, Raham, Rachim
Origin fr. Hebrew word. "Mercy, compassion." Less popular today. Rahim was the form last appearing (1992) in the Top 2000.

Radd, Rad1
Forms of Elrad. Derivative of Old English, Hebrew languages. "Noble counsel; God rules." Raad is a somewhat common baby name.

Derived fr. Old English language. "Adviser." A unique boys' name, Rad exists more commonly as a last name.

Origin fr. Egyptian. The name given to the Egyptian .. Radames is rarely used as a children's name.

From Old English word. "Bright adviser." Radbert is unusual as a boys' name. See also Radborn.

Radburn, var. Radburne, Radbourne, Radbourn, Radborne, Radborn
Derivative of Old English word. "Red brook." Rayburn (TOP 3%), Raeburn (35%) are common last names.

Radcliff, var. Ratcliffe, Ratcliff, Radclyffe, Radcliffe
Based on Old English element. "Red cliff." Outside Top 2000.

Derivative of Slavic. Variant of Roderick (Old German) famous .. Radek is intermittently used as a first name, registering frequently (UPPER 44%) as a last name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ra- names: Radford, Radley, Rafael, Rafe, Rahim, Raphael

Redford and variants

Radfurd1, Radford1
Forms of Redford. Root fr. Old English element. "Red ford." Less popular today. Radford was the version last appearing (1950-1959) in the Top 2000.

Radford2, var. Radfurd2, Radferd
Source fr. Old English word. "From the reedy ford; red ford." Less widespread today. Radford was the version last found (1950-1959) in the Top 2000.

From Slavic word. "Famous joy." Outside Top 2000.


Var. of Redley. Derived fr. Old English word. "Red meadow." Moderately uncommon as a boys' name, Radley occurs more commonly as a surname. See also Radlea.

Radley2, var. Radly, Radleigh, Radlee, Radlea
Stems fr. Old English. "Meadow of reeds; red meadow." Somewhat common as birth names, Radley, Radleigh, etc. are similar to the common Raleigh.

Radmund, Radmond
Forms of Redmond. Variant of Raymond (Old German) protecting .. Outside Top 2000.

Source fr. Old English element. "Reedy shore; red shore." Rafnor and Ranor are creative variations. See also Rainor.

Derived fr. Arabic word. "Pleasure, satisfaction." Radwan is rarely adopted as a children's name.

Form of Richard. Root fr. Old German word. "Powerful leader." Raechard is rare as a birth name.

Rafael and variants

Rafael, var. Raphael, Raffaello, Raffaelo, Rafer, Rafel, Rafello, Rafe, Rafa
Based on Spanish, Hebrew elements. "God has healed." Used widely as boys' names, Rafer, Rafael, etc. sound like the common River.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ra- names for boys.

1. Rab - Rafael
Robert [Rab, Rabbie], Rabi [Rabee, Rabbi], Racham [Rahim, Raham, Rachim], Elrad [Rad, Radd], Rad, Radames, Radbert, Radburn [Radburne, Radbourn, Radborne, Radbourne, ..], Radcliff [Ratcliff, Ratcliffe, Radclyffe, Radcliffe], Radek, Redford [Radfurd, Radford], Radford [Radfurd, Radferd], Radimir, Redley [Radley], Radley [Radly, Radlee, Radlea, Radleigh], Redmond [Radmund, Radmond], Radnor, Radwan, Richard [Raechard], Rafael [Rafer, Raphael, Raffaelo, Raffaello, ..]

Rafe [Rafer], Rafferty [Raferty, Raffarty, Raffertey], Rafi [Raffy, Raffi, Rafee], Rafiq [Rafi, Rafik], Reginald [Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Rainhold, ..], Ragnar [Raynor, Rayner, Rainer, Rainier, ..], Rahim [Rahiem, Raheem], Rai, Raiden, Rainart [Rainhard, Rainhardt], Rainer [Rainor, Rayner, Ranier, Raynier, ..], Raines [Rains, Rayne, Raine, Raynes, ..], Rajan [Raj, Raja, Rajah], Rajiv, Raleigh [Rawly, Rawley, Ralegh, Rawleigh], Ralph [Raul, Ralf, Raff, Raoul, ..], Ralston, Ram [Rahm, Rama, Ramos], Rami [Ramy, Ramey], Ramiro [Ramirez]

Ramon [Raymon, Rayman, Ramone], Ramsay [Ramzi, Ramzey, Ramsey], Ramsden, Ramses [Ramzan, Rameses, Ramesses], Ronald [Ranald], Rance [Rancel, Rancell], Rand, Randall [Randy, Randl, Randon, Randle, ..], Randi, Randolph [Randy, Ranolf, Ranulfo, Randolf, ..], Randy [Randi, Randie, Randey], Ranger [Range, Rainger], Ranjit [Ranjeet], Rankin [Rankinn, Rankine], Ransford, Ransley [Ransly, Ransleigh], Ransom [Ransome], Rudolph [Raoul], Raoul [Raul], Raphael [Ravel, Raphello, Raphaello, Raffaello, ..]

Erasmus [Ras, Rasmus], Rashad [Rashod, Rashaad], Rashaun [Rashawn, Rashane, Rayshawn, Rayshaun, ..], Rashid [Rasheyd, Rasheid, Rasheed], Rasmus, Erastus [Rastus], Rastus, Raul [Raoul], Raven [Rayvin, Rayven, Ravinn], Ravi [Ravee], Rawlins [Rawson, Rawlinson], Ray [Raye, Raylen, Raynell, Rayford, ..], Rayburn [Rayborn, Raeburn, Rayburne, Raybourne, ..], Raymond [Raymund, Raymundo, Raymunde, Raymondo, ..], Reynold [Raynaldo], Reynard [Raynard], Raynor [Rayne, Rayner, Raynord, Raynell, ..], Raziel

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