Rainbow name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rainbow

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United States says the name Rainbow is of Jewish origin and means "The promise of a new and better day, change for the better".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Rainbow means "Gods promise".
  3. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Rainbow means "colour".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rainbow means "Happiness".
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rainbow means "Free spirit".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rain"bow`
A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.

Note: ☞ Besides the ordinary bow, called also primary rainbow, which is formed by two refractions and one reflection, there is also another often seen exterior to it, called the secondary rainbow, concentric with the first, and separated from it by a small interval. It is formed by two refractions and two reflections, is much fainter than the primary bow, and has its colors arranged in the reverse order from those of the latter.

Etymology: AS. regenboga, akin to G. regenbogen. See Rain, and Bow anything bent

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An illusory hope ("chasing rainbows")
  2. An arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
  1. A member of the Rainbow Guides, a Girl Guide movement for younger girls.

Notable Persons Named Rainbow

Notable Persons Named Rainbow

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is a young-adult fiction and fiction author. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Rainbow was born on February 24th, 1973.

Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks is an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1995 to 1995. Rainbow was born on December 3rd, 1979 in Toronto. Rainbow is also known as Rainbow Francks.

Rainbow Archer

Rainbow Archer is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rainbow

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rainbow

Randy Rainbow

Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow Stewart

Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow Stewart was a writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1997. Mary was given the name Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow on September 17th, 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England, UK. She died on May 9th, 2014.

Chris Rainbow

Chris Rainbow was a pop and ambient music musician. His career lasted from 1971 to 2015. Chris was given the name Christopher James Harley on November 18th, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland. Chris is also known as Christopher Rainbow. He passed away on February 22nd, 2015.

Lynn Rainbow

Joey Rainbow

Bernarr Rainbow

Bernarr was born on October 2nd, 1914 in Battersea. He died on March 17th, 1998.

  • William Joseph Rainbow

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rainbow U.S.
  White 73.70% 64.26%
  African American 8.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rainbow

People with the last name Rainbow are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rainbow

  • How Popular is the name Rainbow? Rainbow is the 16,993rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rainbow was the 39,352nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rainbow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 491 babies born with the first name Rainbow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rainbow 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 Rainbow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rainbow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rainbow is Saturday, March 5th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Rainbow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rainbow was in 1980 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Rainbow Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rainbow is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Rainbow: The name spelled backwards is Wobniar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Awnboir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rainbow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 559 people with the last name Rainbow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rainbow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rainbow as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rainbow name meaning

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