Rae name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rae

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  1. According to 2 people from Kansas, U.S., the name Rae is of Hebrew / Jewish origin and means "Ewe".
  2. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Rae means "Rae- of sunlight".
  3. A submission from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Rae means "Grace".
  4. A user from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Rae means "She is fun".
  5. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rae is of English origin and means "Gift of the gods".
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  1. A Scottish surname​. A variant of Roe.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Rachel, also used as a formal given name, mostly as a middle name.
  3. A male given name; possible variant of Ray.

Notable Persons Named Rae

Notable Persons Named Rae

Rae Carruth

Rae Carruth is a football player. Rae was born on January 20th, 1974 in Sacramento, California. Rae is also known as Rae Theotis Carruth.

Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Rae was born as the child of Tommy Chong on February 28th, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Rae Earl

Rae Earl is a writer and broadcaster. Rae was given the name Rachel Earl on December 13th, 1971 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Rae is also known as Rae Earl Johnson, Rachel Earl Johnson, Earl, and Rachel.

Rae Morris

Rae Morris is a pop music musician. She was most active from 2011 to 2011. Rae was given the name Rachel Anne Morris . Rae is also known as Rae Morris.

Rae Spoon

Rae Spoon is a singer-songwriter and short story writer. They have been prominent since 1990. Rae was born in Calgary.

Rae Allen

Rae Allen is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Rae was given the name Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo on July 3rd, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Rae Featherstone
  • Rae Bryant
  • Rae Heint

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rae

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rae

Summer Rae

Summer was born on November 28th, 1983 in Manhasset, New York. Summer is also known as Moinet and Danielle.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae is a musician. She plays Guitar, Tambourine, Gibson Hummingbird, and Vocals. She was most active from 2005 to present. Corinne was given the name Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on February 26th, 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae is a director, writer, actor, web series creator, and producer. Issa was born on January 12th, 1985.

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae is an actress, singer, dancer, comedienne, singing, dance, and comedian. Her ongoing career started in 1954. Charlotte was given the name Charlotte Rae Lubotsky on April 22nd, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Bob Rae

Bob Rae is a Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, (Interim), Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, Leader of theLiberal Party of Canada, 21st Premier of Ontario, Leader of theNew Democratic Party of Ontario, and Ontario Legislative. Bob was given the name Robert Keith Rae on August 2nd, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

John Rae

John Rae was a physician and explorer. His career lasted from 1833 to 1833. John was born on September 30th, 1813 in Hall of Clestrain, Orkney, Scotland. He passed away on July 22nd, 1893.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rae U.S.
  White 89.95% 64.26%
  African American 2.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rae

People with the last name Rae are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rae

  • What name lists does Rae rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rae? Rae is the 1,606th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rae was the 6,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,130 babies born with the first name Rae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rae to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Rae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rae is Tuesday, January 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rae was in 1956 with a total of 407 babies.
  • Random Rae Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rae is not a popular baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Rae: The name spelled backwards is Ear. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Are. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rae? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,094 people with the last name Rae.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rae? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rae as their last name.
  • Rae name meaning

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