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 FormRae
Other Languages & CulturesErramun(Basque) Ramon, Raimon(Catalan) Raimond(Estonian) Raimo, Reima(Finnish) Raymond(French) Raimund, Reimund(German) Raginmund, Raimund(Germanic) Rajmund(Hungarian) Réamann, Réamonn, Redmond, Redmund(Irish) Raimondo(Italian) Raimonds(Latvian) Remao(Limburgish) Raimondas(Lithuanian) Rémann(Medieval Irish) 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