PRONOUNCED: RAY-nər [key]
Meaning & History
From the Germanic
, composed of the elements ragin
"advice" and hari
"army". The Normans
brought this name to England where it came into general use, though it was rare by the end of the Middle Ages.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Raganhar, Rainer, Reiner (Ancient Germanic), Reinier (Dutch), Rainier (French), Rainer, Reiner (German), Raniero, Nero (Italian), Reneer, Neer (Limburgish), Rainerio (Spanish) |