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Subject: Re: what is the meaning of N'Kara and Rayne?
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 24, 2001 at 4:27:36 AM
Reply to: what is the meaning of N'Kara and Rayne? by Valerie Hernandez
Afraid I can't help you right now with "N'Kara", as that looks like it'll probably take a bit of research. If Daividh hadn't managed to find this for you the first time you posted about it, then I suspect this is a pretty tough one. :)

"Rayne" is easier, and is possibly derived from:

1. RAYNER - "Transferred use of the surname derived from a Norman personal name. This is of Old French origin ("Rainer"), from a Germanic (Frankish) personal name derived from "ragin" ("advice", "decision") and "heri", "hari" ("army"). (*A Concise Dictionary of First Names* by Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges)

2. RAYNA or RAYNE - a Yiddish form of "Catherine", meaning "pure, clean".

3. RAIN, RAINE, RAYNE - literally "rain", popular as a New Age nature name.

4. REINE - French for "queen".

-- Nanaea

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