Raia name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Raia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Raia

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Florida, U.S., the name Raia is of Hebrew origin and means "Friend".
  2. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Raia means "Friend, wife".
  3. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Raia means "Big flag".
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Raia is of Spanish origin and means "Queen".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"ia
A genus of rays which includes the skates. See Skate.

Etymology: L., a ray. Cf. Ray the fish

Notable Persons Named Raia

Notable Persons Named Raia

Raia Prokhovnik

Raia was born on May 7th, 1951.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Raia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raia

Cláudia Raia

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Cláudia was given the name Maria Cláudia Motta Raia on December 23rd, 1966 in Campinas.

Andrew Raia

Andrew was born on May 8th, 1968 in Huntington, New York.

Sam Raia

Silvano Raia


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raia U.S.
  White 94.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raia

People with the last name Raia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Raia

  • How Popular is the name Raia? Raia is the 25,114th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raia was the 17,927th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 242 babies born with the first name Raia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Raia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raia is Tuesday, November 22nd, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Raia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raia was in 2007 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Raia: The name spelled backwards is Aiar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Raia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,559 people with the last name Raia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raia as their last name since less than 1 person in 189k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Raia name meaning

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