Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Rayne

There are a couple of etymological approaches one can take with the modern-day coinage Rayne. For one, it could simply be an Americanized respelling of Reine which is the French word for “queen” (from the Latin Regina). Secondly, Rayne could be a respelling of the English vocabulary word “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”). Finally, Rayne is a surname that may have developed in a number of ways: either from the Old French “ragin” meaning “mighty counsel”, or as a metronymic surname from the French Reine “queen”, or lastly as a place name so-called Raine in Scotland. Our best guess is that Rayne is a feminized respelling of Rain and therefore a modern-day “nature” name.

All About the Baby Name – Rayne

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME RAYNE

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME RAYNE

Rayne is basically a 21st century name invention, but clearly it was inspired by the regal “queenly” names such as Reine, Raina or Regina. Or else it’s a pretty way to render the refreshing element that is rain; perhaps a good name for a baby girl born on a rainy day – or for one born under one of the three “water” signs of the zodiac (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Rayne is simple and pretty, and although we generally don’t like mutilated respellings of common names or vocabulary words, somehow this one works even better than Rain. Especially for a girl. Rayne is delicate looking and less “hippy-ish” than Rain. Rain conjures up a sense of cleanliness and renewal; it provides essentially water for the earth and its inhabitants. Water is a mutable, dynamic and calming element. Seriously, this is a name that doesn't stop growing on us, especially the more “Rayne” we get.

Quick Facts

ON RAYNE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

938

PRONUNCIATION:

RAYN

SIMPLE MEANING:

Rain

Characteristics

OF RAYNE

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Rayne

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME RAYNE

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

Popular Songs

ON RAYNE

Rayne
a song by Clifford T. Ward

Famous People

NAMED RAYNE

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Children of Famous People

NAMED RAYNE

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME RAYNE

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