Given Name RAY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: RAY   [details]

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.

Categories

animals, Ghostbusters, light, sun
FEMININE FORMS: Rae, Ramona, Raelene, Raelyn, Raylene
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Raginmund, 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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  England and Wales
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