Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Raina

Raina is a transcription of the Bulgarian form of Regina (Райна) which comes from the Latin meaning “queen”. You can see the stark similarities against the Spanish word for “queen”: Reina. The words “queen” and “regina” developed from two different language families: Germanic (English) vs. Italic (Latin). “Regina” is the female equivalent to “Rex” (Latin for king). These are both rooted in the Latin “regere” (which means “to rule”). On the other hand, the word “queen” comes from the Germanic branch, derived from the Olde English "cwēn, cwene" which was a common early medieval word for “woman”. Raina could also be a feminized formation of “rain” which describes water droplets falling from the sky (the Olde English “regn” is derived from a Germanic word meaning the same, which may have ultimately been influenced by the Latin “rigare” meaning “to wet, moisten”).

All About the Baby Name – Raina

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME RAINA

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME RAINA

Raina has been popping on and off the American female naming charts since 1970, but always at low levels of usage. In more recent years the name has managed to maintain itself on the Top 1000 list but remains uncommon. Although there are several other “queenly” names on the charts today (Regina, Reina, Rihanna, Reyna) offering ample competition. These are subtle ways to give your daughter a “regal” name without being as obvious as Queen.

Quick Facts

ON RAINA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

894

PRONUNCIATION:

RAYN-a

SIMPLE MEANING:

Queen

Characteristics

OF RAINA

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Raina

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME RAINA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Raina

Popular Songs

ON RAINA

Raina
a song by Peter Himmelman

Famous People

NAMED RAINA

Raina Kabaivanska (Bulgarian opera singer)
Raina (stage name of a South Korean pop-singer)
Raina Hein (contestant on America's Next To Model)

Children of Famous People

NAMED RAINA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Raina

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME RAINA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Raina