Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse elements regin "advice, counsel" and herr "army, warrior". It is a cognate of Rayner.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesReinier(Dutch) Rayner(English) Ragnar, Rain(Estonian) Ragnar(Faroese) Rainier(French) Reinder(Frisian) Rainer, Reiner(German) Raginheri, Rainer, Reiner(Germanic) Ragnar(Icelandic) Raniero, Nero(Italian) Reneer, Neer(Limburgish) Ragnar(Norwegian) Raginaharjaz(Old Germanic) Rainerio(Spanish) Ragnar(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023