Ray: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ray

Ray

Pronunciation: RAY (key)

Origin of the name Ray:

Originally a short form of Raymond (wise protection), Rayner (warrior of judgment), and Reynard (strong judgment), Ray is also bestowed as an independent given name.

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American Actor Ray Liotta.
Singer Ray Charles
Jazz Bassist Ray Brown
Author Ray Bradbury
Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
Ray Toro, guitarist for My Chemical Romance

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Ray Palmer, secret identity of the Atom (DC comics)

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