Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAY-nər

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Raginheri, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel, decision" and heri "army". Saint Rainerius was a 12th-century hermit from Pisa. The Normans brought this name to England where it came into general use, though it was rare by the end of the Middle Ages.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesReinier(Dutch) 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) Ragnarr(Old Norse) Rainerio(Spanish) Ragnar(Swedish)


Entry updated December 7, 2022