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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAY
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Meaning & History

Short form of RAYMOND, often used as an independent name. It coincides with an English word meaning "beam of light". Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) are two notable bearers of the name.
Feminine FormsRae, Raelyn, Raelynn, Ramona, Raelene, Raylene
Other Languages & CulturesRaginmund, Raimund(Ancient Germanic) Erramun(Basque) Ramon, Raimon(Catalan) Raimo, Reima(Finnish) Raymond(French) Raimund, Reimund(German) Rajmund(Hungarian) Réamann, Redmond, Redmund(Irish) Raimondo(Italian) Raimonds(Latvian) Remao, Mao(Limburgish) Raimondas(Lithuanian) Rajmund(Polish) Raimundo(Portuguese) Raymundo(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Rajmund(Slovene) Raimundo, Ramón, Raymundo(Spanish)

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