Quick Facts on Rayna
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Rayna
Rayna is a transcription of a Bulgarian female name (Райна) which is equivalent to the Latin Regina meaning “queen”. The words “queen” and “regina” developed from two different language families: Germanic (English) vs. Italic (Latin), respectively. “Regina” is the female form of “Rex” (Latin for king). These are both rooted in the Latin “regere” (which means “to rule”). On the other hand, the word “queen” comes from the Germanic branch, derived from the Olde English "cwēn, cwene" which was a common early medieval word for “woman” in general before it developed its regal definition. The Bulgarian Рай (Ray) also means “paradise, heaven”.
Popularity of the Name Rayna
Rayna showed up once on the U.S. charts in 1976 and again in 1996. Then, in 1999, the name finally stuck to the charts (albeit, at low levels of usage). Of all the Regina “queenly” names currently in circulation, this particular spelling is one of the least preferred (or most original, depending on how you want to look at it). Whether you prefer the one syllable Rayne, the two-syllable Bulgarian Raina/Rayna, or the three syllable Latin Regina – they are all such lovely choices. Raynie is a cute nickname.
Popularity of the Girl Name Rayna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rayna
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rayna
Rayna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Rayna.
Popular Songs on Rayna
Rayna - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Rayna.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Rayna
Rayna - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Rayna.
Famous People Named Rayna
Famous People Named Rayna - Rayna Knyaginya (Bulgarian revolutionary); Rayna Foss (musician)
Children of Famous People Named Rayna
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Rayna - Mike Tyson (boxing champion)
Rayna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Rayna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rayna.
Personality of the Girl Name Rayna
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rayna