Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAY

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.

Related Names

Feminine FormsRae, Raelyn, Raelynn, Raelene, Raylene
Other Languages & CulturesRaginmund, Raimund(Ancient Germanic) Erramun(Basque) Ramon, Raimon(Catalan) Raimond(Estonian) 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, Moncho(Spanish) Raymundo(Spanish (Latin American))


People think this name is

informal   common   wholesome   strong   simple  


Entry updated December 3, 2014