Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Rayna

Rayna is a transcription of a Bulgarian female name (Райна) which is equivalent to the Latin Regina meaning “queen”. The words “queen” and “regina” developed from two different language families: Germanic (English) vs. Italic (Latin), respectively. “Regina” is the female form of “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” in general before it developed its regal definition. The Bulgarian Рай (Ray) also means “paradise, heaven”.

All About the Baby Name – Rayna

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME RAYNA

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME RAYNA

Rayna showed up once on the U.S. charts in 1976 and again in 1996. Then, in 1999, the name finally stuck to the charts (albeit, at low levels of usage). Of all the Regina “queenly” names currently in circulation, this particular spelling is one of the least preferred (or most original, depending on how you want to look at it). Whether you prefer the one syllable Rayne, the two-syllable Bulgarian Raina/Rayna, or the three syllable Latin Regina – they are all such lovely choices. Raynie is a cute nickname.

Quick Facts

ON RAYNA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

740

PRONUNCIATION:

RAYN-a

SIMPLE MEANING:

Queen

Characteristics

OF RAYNA

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Rayna

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME RAYNA

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

Popular Songs

ON RAYNA

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Famous People

NAMED RAYNA

Rayna Knyaginya (Bulgarian revolutionary)
Rayna Foss (musician)

Children of Famous People

NAMED RAYNA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME RAYNA

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