Rayford name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rayford

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

A is for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for romantic, hopelessly so

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Notable Persons Named Rayford

Notable Persons Named Rayford

Rayford Steele

Rayford Barnes

He was most active from 1952 to 1997. Rayford was born on October 23rd, 1920 in Whitesboro, Texas, U.S. Rayford is also known as Ray. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 2000.

Rayford Petty

Rayford is also known as Petty, Rayford Tilman; Petty, Rayford T.; Petty, and Ray.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rayford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rayford

Robert Rayford

Robert was born on February 3rd, 1953 in St. Louis. He died on May 15th, 1969.

Sugaray Rayford

Sugaray Rayford is an electric blues and soul blues musician. He was most active from 1990 to 1990. Sugaray was given the name Caron Nimoy Rayford on February 13th, 1969 in Smith County, Texas, United States. Sugaray is also known as Rayford and Caron Nimoy (birth name).

Floyd Rayford

Floyd Rayford is a baseball. Floyd was born on July 27th, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rayford U.S.
  White 8.49% 64.26%
  African American 85.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rayford

People with the last name Rayford are most frequently African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rayford

  • What name lists does Rayford rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rayford? Rayford is the 3,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rayford was the 7,270th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rayford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,498 babies born with the first name Rayford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rayford to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rayford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rayford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rayford is Wednesday, March 28th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rayford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rayford was in 1937 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Rayford Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rayford is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Texas have the same name in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Rayford: The name spelled backwards is Drofyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Frdyrao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rayford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,584 people with the last name Rayford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rayford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rayford as their last name.
  • Rayford name meaning

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