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Etymology & Historical Origin - Rayne
There are a couple of etymological approaches one can take with the modern-day coinage Rayne. For one, it could simply be an Americanized respelling of Reine which is the French word for “queen” (from the Latin Regina). Secondly, Rayne could be a respelling of the English vocabulary word “rain” which describes water droplets falling from the sky (the Olde English “regn” is derived from a Germanic word meaning the same, which may have ultimately been influenced by the Latin “rigare” meaning “to wet, moisten”). Finally, Rayne is a surname that may have developed in a number of ways: either from the Old French “ragin” meaning “mighty counsel”, or as a metronymic surname from the French Reine “queen”, or lastly as a place name so-called Raine in Scotland. Our best guess is that Rayne is a feminized respelling of Rain and therefore a modern-day “nature” name.
Popularity of the Name Rayne
Rayne is basically a 21st century name invention, but clearly it was inspired by the regal “queenly” names such as Reine, Raina or Regina. Or else it’s a pretty way to render the refreshing element that is rain; perhaps a good name for a baby girl born on a rainy day – or for one born under one of the three “water” signs of the zodiac (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Rayne is simple and pretty, and although we generally don’t like mutilated respellings of common names or vocabulary words, somehow this one works even better than Rain. Especially for a girl. Rayne is delicate looking and less “hippy-ish” than Rain. Rain conjures up a sense of cleanliness and renewal; it provides essentially water for the earth and its inhabitants. Water is a mutable, dynamic and calming element. Seriously, this is a name that doesn't stop growing on us, especially the more “Rayne” we get.
Popularity of the Girl Name Rayne
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rayne
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rayne
Rayne We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Rayne.
Popular Songs on Rayne
Rayne - a song by Clifford T. Ward
Children's Books on the Baby Name Rayne
Impending Rayne (Candy Crum) - Young Adult edition on Kindle. Rayne Blackwood has everything a girl her age could desire: wealth, nice things, a private school... However, Rayne isn't the typical teenager. What she wants more than anything is her family. With a mother and father who are always away at work, her older brother, Joshua, is the only friend in the world that she has that means anything to her. After a soul crushing confrontation with her mother, she grabs her things and runs to the one place she knows that she will find peace - a beautiful clearing within the acres and acres of forestry on her parents land. What stands there, awaiting her, is unlike anything she's ever seen. A portal calls to her, begging her to step inside its infinite depths. Unable to resist, Rayne finds herself tumbling through time, transporting to a land once thought to be a product of fiction. She meets a strange girl in a red cloak, claiming that Rayne will one day soon be the new leader of the Ivory Army. With her help, and the help of others, Rayne must find her way to Wonderland, what is now present day Europe, to locate Ashlynn, the White Queen. She has a gift for Rayne that will set her along her journey. Will Rayne be able to reunite the severed Kingdoms? Or will she fail, as Alice did before her? This book is the YA (Young Adult) Edition and is suitable for children under 17 years of age.
Rayne: Queen Water Supplier of the World (Elizabeth Rooks) - Meet a clever and adventurous little girl with an inventive imagination in author Elizabeth Rooks’ Rayne. Rayne believes she is the queen water supplier of the world, providing food to eat and homes to live in for all her animal friends. But the animals aren’t quite convinced. Follow along as Rayne tries to convince Cora the Cow, Dale the Dolphin, Betsy the Bird, and Bella the Butterfly that she truly is queen water supplier of the world! Will Rayne be able to convince her animal friends she’s the queen water supplier of the world? Discover this delightfully charming adventure and learn about the wonders of water. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Rayne
Famous People Named Rayne - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Rayne.
Children of Famous People Named Rayne
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Rayne - Bret Michaels (rocker/reality TV personality, has a daughter named Raine)
Rayne - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Rayne - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rayne.
Personality of the Girl Name Rayne
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rayne