Rae Name Meaning & Origin

Rae

Pronunciation: RAY (key)

Origin of the name Rae:

Feminine form of Ray, which is a short form of Raymond (wise protection). Rae is also used as a short form of Rachel and as a name element in combination names such as Rae Ann.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Rae Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Rae? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Rae

Contribute your knowledge to the name Rae

Comments and insights on the name Rae: | Edit

This is my middle name. It has been a tradition through my family to give this as a middle name to one of your daughters. My mom is Donna Rae.

Personal experiences with the name Rae: | Edit

My middle name and I love it! My first name is Anna and I am sometimes called Anna Rae by some family members. I got it from my Dad whose middle name is Ray (his dad's first name was Raymond) which is also my older brother's middle name. I've passed it down to my first born daughter who I've named Gracie Rae. It's a great, versatile name!

Nicknames for Rae: | Edit
Share what you know!
Meanings and history of the name Rae: | Edit

I know there is a male version page of this name, which surprised me. I've never seen it used for males in my personal life.
I have done research and historically, males only had this spelling if the parents didn't know how to spell; this spelling is only given to females.

Famous real-life people named Rae: | Edit

Rae Allen, actress
Rae Dawn Chong, actress

Rae in song, story & screen: | Edit

Main character in "there's no such place as far away" by Richard Bach, the song "Jasey Rae" by All Time Low

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
58
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

70
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

57
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

58
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

57
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

55
No Way
Definitely

Young?

55
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?