Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: from a short form of any of the various
Germanic personal names formed with ragin ‘counsel’ as the
first element (see, for example, Raymond, Reynold).
- English: from the medieval female personal name Rayne (from
Old French reine ‘queen’, Latin regina).
- English and
French: nickname from Old French raine ‘frog’ (Latin
- Scottish: habitational name from a place
called Rayne in Aberdeenshire, so named from an English dialect term
meaning ‘strip of land’.
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