Rae - boys name

Rae name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Rae name meaning:

The name Rae is of Scottish origin and is a variation of the name Ray, which itself is derived from the Old English word "ra" meaning "roe" or "deer." It is also considered a short form of Rachel or Raymond. The name Rae is often used as a given name for girls and is gaining popularity in recent years.

The name Rae has a strong and independent connotation. It signifies a free-spirited individual who is unafraid to march to the beat of their own drum. It suggests a sense of resilience, adaptability, and versatility. Those named Rae often possess a sharp wit, a keen intellect, and a deep desire for knowledge and understanding. They tend to be creative, artistic, and have a natural talent for self-expression. Overall, Rae is a name that embodies strength, individuality, and a sense of adventure.

The name Rae carries its own unique charm and is a choice that allows a girl to stand out while also embracing her Scottish heritage. It is a name that evokes a sense of strength, intelligence, and creativity, making it an excellent choice for parents who want their daughter's name to reflect these qualities.

Origin: English


Related names

Rae , Raelene

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 2730 out of 4789

7 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Rae

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