Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAY
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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 & CulturesRaginmund, Raimund(Ancient Germanic) Erramun(Basque) Ramon, Raimon(Catalan) Raimond(Estonian) Raimo, Reima(Finnish) Raymond(French) Raimund, Reimund(German) Rajmund(Hungarian) Réamann, Réamonn, Redmond, Redmund(Irish) Raimondo(Italian) Raimonds(Latvian) Remao, Mao(Limburgish) Raimondas(Lithuanian) Rémann(Medieval Irish) Rajmund(Polish) Raimundo(Portuguese) Raymundo(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Rajmund(Slovene) Raimundo, Ramón, Moncho(Spanish) Raymundo(Spanish (Latin American))

Popularity

People think this name is

informal   common   wholesome   strong   simple  

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Entry updated December 3, 2014