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Rae

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Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Female Deer

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Rae

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Rae in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Rae:

  • Records indicate that 18,366 girls in the United States have been named Rae since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1956, when 408 people in the U.S. were given the name Rae. Those people are now 62 years old.

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    Comments about the name Rae

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      48 Positive Comments

  • "my daughter, Justine Rae, was named after two of my favorite movies -- Justine for female character in the movie, Thornbirds, which was television movie shown in 1984 -- the year my daughter was born and Rae heard in 1960s movie starring Susan Hayward. Justine goes by the name Rae more since she turned 18 but she will always be my Justine Rae" Apr. 18, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 year old daughter's name is Jada Rae! And I LOVE it! We had a totally different middle name picked out but this one just came to me in the hospital when I first laid eyes on her & she lite up the room like a "ray of sunshine" :)" May. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanted to name my daughter Tiana Rae and every since I found the middle name Rae I fell in love and now want that to be her fist name. I'm think Rae Liana but still looking...any suggestions?" Dec. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Paula Rae and my father always called me rae-rae. That was from my birth 1958 until he died. In any case I thought I was unique. I just loved rae-rae as a nickname!" Dec. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae! When i was younger and even now occasionally people at school say i have a boys name even though spelling it with an 'e' is the girls way :) i love it - people think its short for rachel but i no no-one else in my school has my name and thats why i love it!" Mar. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Summer Rae. i like it. its like the rays of the Sun." Dec. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Miranda Rae, and I love it. The scottish origin of the name means "grace". : )" Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rae is the best name in the world, it is so amazing no words can describe. From Rae" Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is called Sabilla-Rae and it suits her so well" Nov. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Betsy Rae. After her aunt Betty and her fiance Ray." Nov. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae, growing up i didn't like it because people always thought it was a boys name - but now i love it! its pretty and unique, and my uncle always called me his ray of sunshine" Sep. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Rachel, and I'm thinking about going by Rae in college. I love the name, but I do NOT want to be called Rae Rae... Hmmm" Sep. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is one of the most beautiful names I've come across. I would love to name my daughter Rae." Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kimberley-rae. I much prefer to be called Rae then kim. The Rae part of my name is after my grandfather and I am very proud of it." Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Shayne Rae and we call her Rae-Rae. Some of the comments that I received is either that it's sounds like a boy's name or it's unique. I really hope she will grow up to like it too." Oct. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Rae and I think it is beautiful and unique. I used to hate my name, but now I like it." Oct. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae and I hated it, I just wanted a normal name. I have 2 daughters and did not name them Rae" Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is RaeAnna & since i was a little girl my nickname has been rae rae. I think its beautiful & uniquie!" Jun. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter born in 2004 is called rae and we allcall her raerae ...." May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my middle name is rae but i spell it raye and i know someone with the same middle name its not so bad an noone spells it wrong most of the time" May. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby girl Maya Rae ~ beautiful name & fits her well" Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Rae and i love it so much its so unique and beautiful and i love the sound it makes when it rolls off my tongue." Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Amanda Rae, but I can't stand Amanda simply because there is another one every where I go! I have 3 or 4 in a lot of my classes! I go by Rae to have something unique that is still a part of the name my parent's gave me. I love it!!" Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rae was my wonderful mother's name. I sure do miss her." Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Allandria Rae and i love that name simply because it fits me...and its original!" Nov. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rae has been my nickname since college, and I love it! I like howit's sort of gender-neutral without being spelled in a decidedly male way. And my husband calls me Raerae, which I love." Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae-Anne, but I introduce myself as Rae all the time so people don't mispronounce it and because Rae stands out. When people give me looks about my name being Rae, I usually just say "LIKE A RAE OF SUNSHINE."" Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael but my family just calls me Rae. I hate it when people call me Rae-Rae. I just dont like that." Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Sharae and everybody calls her Rae-Rae...I love her name" Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachael, but my family always uses the nickname Rae or Rae-Rae. I used to hate that when I was very little, but now I like it a lot, especially since I found this new spelling of the name. I like this name a lot!!! I agree with everyone else, it is very cool and unusual." Jun. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Rae and i love it. it sorta sucked when i was younger cause people would always call me Rachel or they would be like" isn't that a guys name?" but now i think my name is pretty darn cool, and everyone calls me Rae-Rae. i find it funny that my nick-name is longer than my name haha." Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae and my mother chose it in 1964 when I was born. I love the fact it is comparatively rare for a girl. Its nice to be different..." Jun. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister calls me Rae-Rae. She started it when I was about 8 and I'm 20 and she stills calls me that to this day! How funny." May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE that name my name isnt Rae but I just love how its spelled and it can also be short for something its awesome for a middle name <3" May. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Rae, thats it. As others have said, growing up I just hated it!! All I would hear is "Isn't that a boys name?" after I had to repeat it. But now as an adult I love it!! Rarely do I ever meet someone of the same name. I have been told it is a strong name?? I don't know, I just love having a name that I never come across." May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter, born 1993, is Laura Rae. It is a combination of my maidenname - McRae - a "rae" of sunshine - and inspiration from the name of actress Rae Dawn Chong, daughter of the latter of the fameous Cheech & Chong." Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae. It was difficult growing up with that name, but, I love it too. I haven't met very many girls named Rae." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Rae. It's interesting that it was so popular in the 1800's as I was named after my paternal grandmother who was born then. Tough name to grow up with as a kid, but wouldn't change it for the world as an adult!" Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names RAE my first name not my last, and I love it. Its so unusual for my part of the world" Dec. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my nickname and the name I use when I order food or leave my name at Starbucks, cafe's. Sometimes people actually spell it correctly and don't ask a second time. When written down, no one has every mispronounced it. It's pronounced Ray." Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people have never pronounced it wrong. i mean if you can't pronounce it properly, you're just retarded! but people often just stare at me for a second when i tell them what my name is, then they'll repeat it to me as if they've heard it wrong." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little girl's nickname is Rae Rae - it's just so cute to say!" Jul. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Rae, people spell it wrong all the time. When I was younger I didn't like it because everyone else had long names like, Danielle, or Kimberly, but I like it now. It's just Rae, nothing else is added to it." May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae, I am mostly called Rae Rae. Everybody loves Rae Rae. Alot of people think it is a guy's name until they see it spelled." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names RAE and i love it!! Everybody calls me by that name instead of my real name "Therese Rae Monique Ypon" I dunno but i just like the way I'm called, "rae", thanks to my parents!!!" Jan. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I name my daughter Rae nicole, people often asked me is it short for something else. People often want to add something or change her name to rae rae or rachel." Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everybody always calls me 'Rae' and i wouldn't wanna be adressed in any other way. But in my case, it's short for 'Raegan'!" Jul. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughtes name is Rae and I frequently get asked if its short for Rachel or Raeanna" Jun. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Its my middle name and my family still calls me Donna Rae even at the age of 64." Jan. 12, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah I second that it's really redneck/hick sounding." Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      41 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Rae-Ann. Hated it in elementary school in the early 60's. People couldn't wrap their minds around it. Got called a lot of other names by mistake. Very challenging for a very shy little girl. As an adult I love it! I like the unique-ness of it and the fact that Reay was my Dad's name who died at 29 from kidney disease." Nov. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kylie Rae and i love it. Its unique and easy to spella and say." Mar. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raelissa. I'm named after my father, Raymond Lewis. I hated my name as a child because I stood out from my peers. As an adult, I love my name. My nick name is Rae." Feb. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Raye and I have hated it forever! Maybe if it was spelled Rae I would have thought more girlish. Got tired of people looking for a man! BTW I am 60" May. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae as I was growing up I was not so fond of it and wanted to have it changed to April...sadly for me that's my birth month..anyway once I was told that my grandmother named me because of my smile.."It was like a Ray of sunshine"..interesting to discover that those that bare the name to have a similar disposition." Sep. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is kimberley-rae. she is 4 years old. she currently doesn't like the rae part of her name but one day she'll love it! she looks like a kimberley-rae! very pweety!" Oct. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jessica Rae I used to b embarrassed by the middle name cuz it sOunds like a boy but now I love it it's beautiful" Feb. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name was Britney Rae. Such a beautiful name for a beautiful person." Nov. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 3 months pregnant. About 2 months ago, I had a dream that a little girl came to me and said, "Ma ma, you call me rae rae." Hopefully I am having a girl, becuase I am going to name her Rae Lynn. I just have to remind her to come to me in a dream when she is older, to make sure that she gets named Rae..." Sep. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our baby girl raelene adriana, but how do we tell people it is pronounced rye-leen not rae-leen? Rae is indeed a beautiful name!" Aug. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Rai (pronounced Rae), we called her Baby Rai, but she is eight now so we call her Rai-Rai...She loves her name and is often referred to as a ray of sun light!" Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae Ann and everyone calls me Rae Rae love me!!" Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a Japanese girl's name which sounds like this name but it's spelt Rei. It is borne by, among others in Japan, the character Rei Tachibana/DynaPink, the only female member of the heroic quintet of the 1983 Super Sentai Kagaku Sentai (Science Squadron) Dynaman, a Power Rangers-like show later shown on the American TV show Night Flight, where DynaPink, however, was now renamed Slojin (just like the four Dyna-guys Hokuto Dan/DynaRed, Ryuu Hoshikawa/DynaBlack, Yousuke Shima/DynaBlue, and Kousaku Nangou/DynaYellow were renamed Wooshi, Huba, Franky, and Cowboy respectively)." Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Summer RAE :) i love my middle name got it from my grandma Rachel beautiful lady that had a beautiful name;)" Nov. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Rae but theres this guy in my class and his name is Rey and when the teacher calls row his after me so she says "kayla,...Ray" idk my friend brought it up...ha..." May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names rae woo :) lol used to hate it cos people used to take the micheal but now i think wow its different :)" Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend's called Rae or RaeRae and it's the most beaufitul name I know ;p" Nov. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kayla Rae and I have always loved my name. I want to name my baby girl Rae if that ever comes to be." Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Raenette and people call me Rae or Rae-Rae. I've always loved my name!! People tend to spell it wrong (Ray) and I let them know often that I am a GIRL not a BOY!!! This name Rocks!!" Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alexa Rae. I was named after Billy Joel's daughter, only the spelling is different. I used to me teased and was told "isn't that a boy's name??" But now, I really appreciate my name, and I think it sounds beautiful together. =)" Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Rae (born 1980) after a character in an old Susan Hayward movie. I loved the name as soon as I heard it in 1960something and knew if I ever had a daughter I'd name her that. I think my Rae hated the name growing up, though." Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's so strange to hear that people also had the childhood name of Rae-Rae, I always thought it was just something cutesy my mum came up with. My names rachel originally but my friends/family call me Rae, I do like the androgynous sound of it, it does make it kind of cool and different, like the female actress' name Jaime King" May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae and I always have to spell it as most people spell it Ray." May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "No! I mean, RaeRae, who is Reanne Griffith's fairy! Don't you guys know anything?" Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is rae lynn. i adore my name. it is unchangeable and everyone loves it. even my boy friend." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kylie Rae, and I am absolutely in love with it, I wouldn't change it for anything." Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my nickname and the name I use when I order food or leave my name at Starbucks, cafe's. Sometimes people actually spell it correctly and don't ask a second time. When written down, no one has every mispronounced it. It's pronounced Ray." Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is riahna but for somereason as soon as i got to highschool i got given the nickname rae-rae. and i love it now everyone calls me that." Jul. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alexia Rae, and i used to not be fond of it, because i thought it was so plain. But i love it now, becasue it complements alexia perfectly. Its simple buy pretty." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends name is Rae Dawn...Different Huh..I like it" Apr. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my first name is rae, i like the name because no one has it, but it is really annoying when people spell it wrong. RAE are also my initials!" Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a friend in high school named Ree, which she pronounced as Rae,my Husband's name is Rayon so we named our baby girl Raeanna and call her Raeray for short" Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rachelle but my grandparents pronounce it 'Ray-Shell' because of their accents so they call me Rae or Rae Rae sometimes. I love the name. I really wish it was my 'true' name! =D" Mar. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lucy Rae because my grandma's name is Lucy and my parents like the name Rae. Everyone calls me Lucy and it's annoying." Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Rae...im going to name my first girl KarliRae!" Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names rachel but my nickname is rae rae. i love it" Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is rae. In college, I would often hear someone call out my name, and I and 3 other guys named Rae or Ray would turn around. It was a great way to meet guys in college." Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend with this name but it is pronounced like Rah- eh" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Raeanna. All my friends call me Rae Rae. My family calls me Raeny & everyone else trys like heck to spell it but always come up with RayAnna. :)" Mar. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rae, and it annoys the heck out of me when people named Rachel go by Rae. My family even calls my cousin Rachel 'Rae' when it's my actual name! People always ask me if it's short for Rachel, spell it Raye, Rhea, Rea, and Ray -- it's really frustrating, but I still love my name. I've never met another girl named just Rae. =)" Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nicole RaeAnn... My dads nick-name was Ray so mom wanted to incooperate his name into mine. At first they thought Raechel, but mom liked Nicole as a first name. I've also seen one of my patients spell their name as follows: Raehanne" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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