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.

Related Names:

Ray, Desiree, Rafaela, Ramona, Raven, Reagan

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Famous real-life people named Rae

Rae Allen, actress
Rae Dawn Chong, actress

Rae in song, story & screen

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

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