Raye name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Raye

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Raye is of Spanish origin and means "Restlessness".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Raye

Notable Persons Named Raye

Raye Hollitt

Raye Hollitt is a bodybuilder. Raye was born on April 17th, 1964 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Raye is also known as Rain and Zap.

Raye Birk

Raye was born on May 27th, 1943 in Flint, Michigan.

Raye Renfro

Raye was born in 1940. He died on June 7th, 1978.

Raye Hartmann

Raye Hartmann is a football player for the Edmonton Eskimos. Raye was born on February 17th, 1990 in Mississauga.

Raye Kass


Notable Persons With the Last Name Raye

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raye

Martha Raye

Martha Raye was an actress/singer/comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 1989. Martha was given the name Margy Reed on August 27th, 1916 in Butte, Montana, U.S. She passed away on October 19th, 1994.

Collin Raye

Collin Raye is a country music musician. He plays Bass guitar and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1983. Collin was given the name Floyd Collin Wray on August 22nd, 1960 in De Queen, Arkansas. Collin is also known as Bubba Wray.

Susan Raye

Susan Raye is a country music musician. She was most prominent from 1969 to 1986. Susan was born Susan Raye on October 8th, 1944.

Don Raye

Don Raye was a songwriter. Don was given the name Donald MacRae Wilhoite, Jr. on March 16th, 1909. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1985.

Carol Raye

Carol Raye is an actress, singer, dancer, and comedienne. She has had major accomplishments since 1940. Carol was given the name Kathleen Mary Corkery on January 17th, 1923 in London, England, UK.

Julianna Raye


Common last names for Raye

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raye U.S.
  White 62.52% 64.26%
  African American 29.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raye

People with the last name Raye are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Raye

  • How Popular is the name Raye? Raye is the 6,051st most popular name of all time. As a last name Raye was the 17,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,507 babies born with the first name Raye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raye to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Raye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raye is Saturday, April 9th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Raye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raye was in 1956 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Raye Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raye is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Raye: The name spelled backwards is Eyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,625 people with the last name Raye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raye? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raye as their last name since less than 1 person in 182k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Raye name meaning

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