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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.
  2. English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.
  3. English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).
  4. English: habitational name, a variant spelling of Wray.
  5. Scottish: reduced and altered form of McRae.
  6. French: from a noun derivative of Old French raier ‘to gush, stream, or pour’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or rushing stream, or a habitational name from a place called Ray.
  7. Indian: variant of Rai.

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names, Country Stars, Poets, Rock Kings and Queens, Silver Screen

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August 28, 2014



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