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Rainbow is a name? Well, I do actually know a dog named that. But a child named Rainbow would be teased a lot.
swisssugar  11/5/2006
Gay pride?
Nice name actually, although a variation of the word might do just as well. As the commentor above said, the kid may get a lot of nasty comments and teasing.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2006
Rainbow has been used as a girls' name in the USA occasionally for about three generations now. There was a silent film called Rainbow in 1921 about a young woman named Rainbow who inherits a copper mine. It was considered a "hippy"-ish name during the 1960s and 1970s in the USA and was sometimes used then. Until a few months ago there was a newspaper columnist for the Omaha World-Herald in Omaha, Nebraska, named Rainbow Rowell. (She's now moved on to another job.)
clevelandkentevans  11/18/2006
This name does not seem to me as a "formal" name, but then again, I have been influenced by society. If you like this name, that is fine, what you name your child is your choice, but I suggest "Iris," which is Greek for "rainbow," in case you are afraid of your child being ridiculed.
wordybookworm  11/24/2006
Rainbow is a hippie name. Very common during the 60's (give peace a chance).
kwebberag  11/30/2006
This is a very good name for a hippie. (I'm not a hippie!) Peace on Earth to all.
Taydbug112  12/6/2006
I love this name, because it's a sign of God's Promise.
tigerlilly  12/14/2006
According to the Bible a rainbow is a sign of God's promise to never flood the world again.
tigerlilly  12/14/2006
I love rainbows. But as a name it slightly sickens me. Too hippyish for me.
heartagram666  2/1/2007
I like this as a second name (because then if your kid doesn't like it they could always lie about their second name, I know I do).
Luangi  4/9/2007
What in the world is going on with these 'hippy' names latley? I mean names like Sparkle, Flower, Peace, etc. Those are NOT names, if you're considering this name for a kid than you might as well name him Hippy.
Mrnda13  1/2/2008
The name Rainbow is not a 'hippie' name. I know a girl called Rainbow, and she is incredibly responsible and down-to-earth, and her parents are both doctors, not hippies. She doesn't get teased at all either. I think it's perfectly fine to name your daughter Rainbow.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2008
Everyone likes rainbows, but as a name, this just sounds so hippie-ish and cutesy. It may seem like a cute idea if the child was born on a rainy day that turned sunny and a rainbow came on, but it's quite an amusing name that would probably lead to silly jokes and assumptions that the parents are kinda kooky and new-age-y. I'm not happy about this myself, but employers tend to be phobic towards unconventional people, and this name sounds like the name of someone quite unconventional. A quiet, shy kid would hate to have a name like this, as it sort of draws attention to the bearer and creates weird expectations.
slight night shiver  5/3/2008
Behind the Name's description of this name makes it sound very appealing!
EmilyOlive  7/13/2008
I like rainbows but naming your kid this is a bit silly.
number1212  9/9/2008
It's an okay name, and it has a pretty meaning and all, but no one would ever take you seriously with a name like that. AND, what about when you're an old lady? That whole scene is just bizarre and unrealistic.
Junidoe-Josephine  10/4/2008
How many people actually have this name? It just seems ridiculous.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2008
Sounds like a hippie name.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2009
It sounds like a name for a mermaid or a fairy.
magicalhannah7  3/6/2009
Rainbow Brite was a popular American cartoon character in the 1980s.
vomiting  3/21/2009
I love rainbows, but not Rainbow as a name- especially with the hippie associations. I prefer "Iris", which means Rainbow.
Kerules  4/6/2009
I think this is a wonderful name for a little girl. Possibly spelled, "Rainbeau", though.

One of my best friends name is Rainbow and her mother told her, "My life was a rainy day until you came a long; my own personal Rainbow."
NicoleMarie  6/27/2009
Rainbow would be sweet maybe on a pet or a soft toy.
starz26  4/23/2010
No disrespect to anyone with this name, but I don't know if I could control my reaction if I actually met a Rainbow in real life. I'm pretty sure I would laugh rudely in her face, which I would hate to do. Rainbows are beautiful, and I love the symbolism it has with God's promise to Noah, but as a name. I don't know, just sounds like an uneducated hipster who's always high.
Hannah_E  6/8/2010
This is a corny hippie name, and the name itself doesn't sound very mature.
bananarama  9/25/2010
Iris is a much nicer substitute.
Dawson  1/30/2011
I feel sorry for the kid who is unfortunate enough to get this name...
GirlWithN0Name  2/3/2011
Rainbow Dash, a pegasus pony, is one of the main characters of the hugely popular show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Her element is loyalty.
bathos  6/28/2011
Rainbows are wonderful, but Rainbow sounds too cutesy on a real person. Go for Iris instead.
Caprice  10/1/2012
After Holly Madison, mark my word that this name is going to be popular in the hood and be more trashy.
555jazzy  3/10/2013
VERY unique. The only Rainbow I ever heard of was Rainbow Rowell. She's become an author since her newspaper days (http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Rowell/e/B0042IIWBU).

However, there are a small number of people called this on Google and FB. So I guess it exists, mostly for girls. Oh and Holly Madison just gave birth earlier this month. It happened she named her daughter Rainbow Aurora.
EstherTester  3/18/2013
My name is Rainbow and I am the only one registered in my country with this name. I am 25. My parents aren't hippies. We decend from Native American herritage. I have had problems with bullies but I love my name. It's unique and gives me some extra special character.
Rainbow88  6/29/2013
American model Holly Madison has a daughter named Rainbow Aurora. Personally, I think that combo sounds a bit redundant.
Buneary  9/28/2013
My name is Rainbow, 22, and I have not once yet been bullied because of my name. On the contrary, classmates and people of all ages like the name. I've never been embarrassed, and my parents are not hippies. (They immigrated to America in the 1980's.) I was named Rainbow because, in one of my dad's visits to the hospital, he came out and saw a Rainbow. I like my name very much, and it helps keep a conversation going when talking to others because of my unique name.

So to parents: your child most likely won't be bullied because of being named Rainbow. Students don't think it's a strange or funny name. They know what a Rainbow is. Nothing to be made fun of at all. They'll be curious to how the name was picked is all...

This is just my personal opinion. Besides myself, I know of 1 other female Rainbow (not counting Rainbow88, a few comments above) and 1 male Rainbow (Rainbow Sun Francks, a Canadian actor and songwriter).
muji  4/2/2014
I quite like the sound of 'Rainbow', however I personally honestly wouldn't ever name a child this. I certainly don't think of strippers whenever I think of this as an actual name for a person. I remember the British children's television series called Rainbow which I loved watching when I was younger and I ṧтḯℓℓ happen to ♥ the show even now though I don't watch it anymore. Rainbows have happy, cheerful connotations so if I did meet a 'Rainbow' I would imagine a lovely Rainbow in my head every so often (it's a nice thought to have, no?). (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

And oh, come on guys/girls! I hope you're aware not ALL hippie names are supposedly "trashy". Here are some hippie names that may change your mind: Clementine, Summer, Sunny, Star, Meadow, Sky, River, Rose, Daisy, Willow, Lily, Violet, Autumn and Clover.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2014
Rainbow is a British children's television series, with Zippy, Bungle, George, Rod, Jane and Freddy as the main characters.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2014
Rainbow Magic is a children's fiction brand owned by HIT Entertainment and best known for the children's books published by Orchard Books.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2014
My name is Rainbow, and I am 24 years old. When I meet new people, I usually have to say my name 2-3 times as reassurance that I was heard correctly. I have had various responses to my name, but it usually helps me figure out what type of person I am meeting. Most people consider me cheerful and well-suited to my name, and I am not a hippie by any stretch of the word. I actually have a degree in math for those of you doubting the perceived intelligence associated with my name. Once I state what my degree is in, that thought quickly disappears. I also plan to teach high schoolers. If there was ever a place to be afraid of being ridiculed, most would think high school would be that place. I, however, haven't had much trouble with it and don't expect to at this point. If you are considering naming your child Rainbow, I do suggest you have a good story lined up to tell because that is the number one thing I get asked about after people meet me. It is a fun name to have and mine personally is connected to the story of Noah and the Arc, as has been talked about in earlier comments. One other thing that I think I should mention is that assuming someone with my name would hate it is completely wrong. I grew into my name, and if I hadn't, I would've changed it by now. It is a great name to have, I am thankful to my parents for giving it to me.
rarnold90  8/11/2014
My husband and I have a very blended family. He has two children that are already grown and I have 4. After 2 miscarriages we decided to try one more time. We got pregnant on the night of the black moon this past January. We named our daughter Lilth RAINBOW. Both are controversial names. We named her Rainbow to remind us of the promise that we made to each other, as a reminder of God's love and sense of humor, and the seven spectrums of light that a Rainbow represents. She completed our Rainbow of children by being child number 7. Her eyes are violet and makes my husband's deep blue eyes look dull. People have responded well to the name. Her father and I are both college educated and her sisters are jealous of her name. I hope to see more people step out of the herd and not be afraid to give their child a unique name since each person is unique.
Rainbows Mom  12/12/2014
My name is Rainbow and I am 11. Yes, I know I am young but I don't care. First of all me nor my parents are hippies so you can stop all that rubbish and I have never ever gotten teased before, all I get is compliments about how cool my name is and that my friends want it and in fact I actually love my name as I have never met someone else called Rainbow before, actually I am the only one in my country that is named that so find it unique. So everyone who is saying you feel sorry for people with that name and that they get bullied I don't so yeah that's all I have to say!
rainbow.tbh  2/26/2015
Rainbow Rowell is an American author. Books she's written include Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and many more.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2015
It's nice for a young girl, but what if she becomes a judge? A politician? A CEO? She wouldn't be taken seriously at all.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2015
Here are some hippy names to consider:
Raven, Rainbow, Flower, Sunny, Sunshine, Ray, Violet, Rose, Daisy, Clementine, Floral, Clover, Rainy, Day, Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring, Rayshine, Meadow, Skylark, Sky, Skylar.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2015
As a lesbian, I'm pretty sure naming my kid Rainbow wouldn't be the best idea. Maybe Rain or Raina, but certainly not Rainbow.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2016
My name is Rainbow. I've always been a bit of a tomboy and growing up I didn't enjoy it much. A name creates expectations and I was not a cheery colorful child. However, it has been nice to have a unique name. All my friends had to be Tiffany R or Jessica T. My name is memorable. When I was married in 2006 I became Rainbow Dye (no it wasn't planned that way). Maybe I'll name my child Tyler (tie dye).
Rainbow Dye  6/29/2016
That comment above was funny (Rainbow Dye?) but I totally agree if you name a child Rainbow they'll be expected to be this crazy hippy girly kid and they'll get teased A LOT.
Sania01  7/22/2016
Rainbow is a heavy metal band.
ERK  12/16/2016
12 baby girls born in the USA (2015) were given Rainbow.
lilolaf  1/19/2017
Rainbows are lovely and all, but really? I'm sure all you Rainbows out there are great people, but the first thought that runs through my head when I hear this is "cheerful person! Hippie!". I'd prefer other names with Rainbow meanings like Iris.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2017
I like the name Rainbow... It is a beautiful name. I first heard of the name a week ago when I friended this handsome man on Facebook and his girlfriend's name is Rainbow. She has an Associates Degree in Marketing and a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. Why would the name Rainbow be a hippie name or a silly name? There is nothing hippie or silly about a beautiful Rainbow.
DLynnJ  7/23/2017

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