First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Ruler
- Norwegian: Queen; pure
- English: Wise ruler
First name variations: Rein, Reign, Rayne, Rana, Rane, Raina, Ray, Rain, Rain, Ranie, Rane, Rain, Rainey, Raini, Rains, Raney, Rayne
Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: from a short form of any of the various
Germanic personal names formed with ragin ‘counsel’ as the
first element (see, for example, Raymond, Reynold).
- English: from the medieval female personal name Rayne (from
Old French reine ‘queen’, Latin regina).
- English and
French: nickname from Old French raine ‘frog’ (Latin
- Scottish: habitational name from a place
called Rayne in Aberdeenshire, so named from an English dialect term
meaning ‘strip of land’.
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