Rain name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rain

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)
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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Rain is of English origin and means "A Blessing, hope".
  2. A submission from Philippines says the name Rain means "Blessings" and is of Filipino (Philippines) origin.
  3. According to a user from Australia, the name Rain means "Powerful and calm".
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Rain means "Moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops".
  5. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Rain means "Beutiful water goddess or mermaid".
  6. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Rain is of English origin and means "Liquid precipitant from the sky".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and verb Rain
noun Rain
Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.

Note: Rain is distinguished from mist by the size of the drops, which are distinctly visible. When water falls in very small drops or particles, it is called mist; and fog is composed of particles so fine as to be not only individually indistinguishable, but to float or be suspended in the air. See Fog, and Mist.

Etymology: OE. rein, AS. regen; akin to OFries. rein, D. & G. regen, OS. & OHG. regan, Icel., Dan., & Sw. regn, Goth. rign, and prob. to L. rigare to water, to wet; cf. Gr. bre`chein to wet, to rain

verb Rain
  1. To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains ."The rain it raineth every day." [Shak.]
  2. To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.

Etymology: AS. regnian, akin to G. regnen, Goth. rignjan. See Rain (n.)

verb Rain
  1. To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds."Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you." [Ex. xvi. 4.]
  2. To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Anything happening rapidly or in quick successive ("a rain of bullets")
  2. Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
  3. Drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
  4. Precipitate as rain ("If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding")

From Middle English reyn, rein, from Old English rēn, reġn (“rain”), from Proto-Germanic *regnaz (“rain”) (compare West Frisian rein, Dutch regen, German Regen, Danish and Norwegian regn), of uncertain origin. Possibly from pre-Germanic *Hréǵ-no-, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreǵ- (“to flow”) (compare Latin rigō (“wet, soak”), Lithuanian rõki (“drizzling rain”), Albanian rrjedh (“to flow, drip”)), although the consonant reflexes don't match.

  1. Condensed water falling from a cloud.
    We've been having a lot of lately.
    The came late that year.
  2. (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise figuratively identifiable with raindrops.
  3. (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.
    A of mortar fire fell on our trenches.

rain was also found in the following language(s): Japanese, Sera, and Sissano

Notable Persons Named Rain

Notable Persons Named Rain


Rain is a singer-songwriter, dance, record producer, actor, and dancer. Rain was given the name Jung Ji Hoon on June 25th, 1982 in Seosan.

Rain Phoenix

Rain Phoenix is an actress and musician. She was most active from 1982 to present. Rain was given the name Rain Joan of Arc Bottom by her parent Arlyn Phoenix on November 21st, 1972 in Crockett, Texas, US.

Rain Pryor

Rain Pryor is an actor, comedian, actress, and comedienne. Her ongoing career started in 1988. Rain was born on July 16th, 1969 in Los Angeles.

Rain Veideman

Rain Veideman is a basketball player for the BC Kalev/Cramo, Rakvere Tarvas, Tartu Ülikool/Rock, and Medi Bayreuth in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga, VTB United League, and FIBA Europe Cup. He was most active from 2007 to present. Rain was born on October 1st, 1991 in Haljala, Estonia.

Rain Perry

Rain was born on November 9th, 1966.

Rain Sultanov

Rain Sultanov is an ethno jazz, jazz, and jazz fusion jazz saxophonist, composer, and jazz. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Rain was born on April 29th, 1965 in Baku.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rain

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rain


Rain is a singer-songwriter, dance, record producer, actor, and dancer. Rain was given the name Jung Ji Hoon on June 25th, 1982 in Seosan.

Douglas Rain

Douglas Rain is an actor. Douglas was born in 1928 in Winnipeg.

Jeramie Rain

Jeramie Rain is an actress. Jeramie was born on August 23rd, 1948 in United States.

Mandy Rain

Mandy Rain is a pop, dance, urban pop, pop rock, pop music, dance music, and contemporary r&b singer-songwriter, actor, and dance. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Mandy was given the name Amanda Moseley on December 20th, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, U.S. Mandy is also known as Rain and Mandy.

Dr David Rain

Dr David Rain was a fantasy and science fiction writer. He was most active from 1997 to 2014. Dr was born on May 2nd, 1961 in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 2015.

Gavin Rain

Gavin was born on March 23rd, 1971 in Cape Town.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rain U.S.
  White 74.64% 64.26%
  African American 6.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rain

People with the last name Rain are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rain

  • How Popular is the name Rain? Rain is the 5,076th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rain was the 26,630th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,302 babies born with the first name Rain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rain to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rain is Saturday, February 16th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Rain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rain was in 2019 with a total of 144 babies.
  • Random Rain Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rain is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Rain: The name spelled backwards is Niar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Inra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 915 people with the last name Rain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rain? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rain as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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