Rae Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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