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Rae

First Name
23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rae

"Rae" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Rachel or Raymond". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A Scottish surname​. A variant of Roe.
  2. A diminutive of Rachel, often used as a female middle name.
  3. A male given name, a rare variant of Ray.

Notable Persons Named Rae

Rae Carruth is a football player. Rae was born on January 20th, 1974 in Sacramento, California. Rae is also known as Rae Theotis Carruth.

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Rae Dawn Chong is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Rae was born as the child of Tommy Chong on February 28th, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Rae Earl is a writer and broadcaster. Rae was given the name Rachel Earl on December 13th, 1971 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Rae is also known as Rae Earl Johnson, Rachel Earl Johnson, Earl, and Rachel.

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Rae Morris is a pop music musician. She was most active from 2011 to 2011. Rae was given the name Rachel Anne Morris . Rae is also known as Rae Morris.

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Rae Spoon is a singer-songwriter and short story writer. They have been prominent since 1990. Rae was born in Calgary.

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Rae Allen is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Rae was given the name Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo on July 3rd, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rae

Summer was born on November 28th, 1983 in Manhasset, New York. Summer is also known as Moinet and Danielle.

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Corinne Bailey Rae is a musician. She plays Guitar, Tambourine, Gibson Hummingbird, and Vocals. She was most active from 2005 to present. Corinne was given the name Corinne Jacqueline Bailey on February 26th, 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Issa Rae is a director, writer, actor, web series creator, and producer. Issa was born on January 12th, 1985.

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Charlotte Rae is an actress, singer, dancer, comedienne, singing, dance, and comedian. Her ongoing career started in 1954. Charlotte was given the name Charlotte Rae Lubotsky on April 22nd, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Bob Rae is a Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, (Interim), Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, Leader of theLiberal Party of Canada, 21st Premier of Ontario, Leader of theNew Democratic Party of Ontario, and Ontario Legislative. Bob was given the name Robert Keith Rae on August 2nd, 1948 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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John Rae was a physician and explorer. His career lasted from 1833 to 1833. John was born on September 30th, 1813 in Hall of Clestrain, Orkney, Scotland. He passed away on July 22nd, 1893.

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How popular is the baby name Rae in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 17 17 0
1883 23 23 0
1884 23 23 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 34 34 0
1887 38 38 0
1888 49 49 0
1889 44 44 0
1890 53 53 0
1891 62 62 0
1892 76 76 0
1893 71 71 0
1894 79 73 6
1895 89 81 8
1896 68 63 5
1897 67 67 0
1898 61 61 0
1899 72 66 6
1900 68 68 0
1901 57 57 0
1902 64 64 0
1903 76 76 0
1904 73 73 0
1905 59 59 0
1906 64 64 0
1907 73 73 0
1908 81 81 0
1909 84 84 0
1910 87 87 0
1911 111 105 6
1912 133 127 6
1913 139 130 9
1914 216 202 14
1915 225 215 10
1916 213 199 14
1917 241 229 12
1918 248 231 17
1919 239 213 26
1920 218 198 20
1921 217 200 17
1922 198 177 21
1923 203 176 27
1924 212 190 22
1925 237 223 14
1926 170 155 15
1927 201 183 18
1928 218 193 25
1929 194 178 16
1930 191 167 24
1931 217 203 14
1932 219 205 14
1933 278 270 8
1934 228 221 7
1935 261 249 12
1936 229 213 16
1937 204 191 13
1938 194 184 10
1939 203 193 10
1940 206 197 9
1941 214 201 13
1942 284 278 6
1943 293 283 10
1944 239 220 19
1945 260 252 8
1946 271 260 11
1947 366 350 16
1948 329 311 18
1949 315 308 7
1950 330 316 14
1951 357 341 16
1952 318 308 10
1953 347 340 7
1954 384 371 13
1955 377 366 11
1956 413 407 6
1957 405 392 13
1958 334 324 10
1959 297 291 6
1960 257 247 10
1961 278 272 6
1962 345 340 5
1963 314 308 6
1964 314 307 7
1965 322 314 8
1966 230 218 12
1967 333 328 5
1968 293 293 0
1969 274 269 5
1970 282 282 0
1971 250 244 6
1972 213 213 0
1973 175 175 0
1974 177 172 5
1975 157 157 0
1976 137 132 5
1977 134 129 5
1978 172 167 5
1979 177 177 0
1980 147 147 0
1981 156 150 6
1982 157 157 0
1983 133 133 0
1984 102 102 0
1985 113 108 5
1986 95 95 0
1987 121 115 6
1988 121 121 0
1989 129 122 7
1990 124 124 0
1991 106 101 5
1992 99 99 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 111 105 6
1995 111 105 6
1996 91 84 7
1997 83 75 8
1998 77 70 7
1999 70 64 6
2000 74 74 0
2001 73 73 0
2002 59 54 5
2003 54 48 6
2004 63 57 6
2005 66 66 0
2006 69 69 0
2007 59 59 0
2008 67 62 5
2009 60 60 0
2010 63 57 6
2011 65 60 5
2012 89 84 5
2013 68 68 0
2014 96 89 7
2015 95 95 0
2016 195 190 5

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Popularity of Rae as a first name

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Popularity of Rae as a last name

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Common last names for Rae

  • Cohen
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Schwartz
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Levine
  • Goldstein
  • Goldberg
  • Brown
  • Kaplan
  • Rosenberg
  • Shapiro
  • Gordon
  • Williams
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rae U.S.
  White 89.95% 64.26%
  African American 2.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rae

People with the last name Rae are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rae

  • How Popular is the name Rae? Rae is the 1,572nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rae was the 6,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,531 babies born with the first name Rae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rae to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Rae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rae is Tuesday, January 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rae was in 1956 with a total of 407 babies.
  • Random Rae Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rae is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Rae: Your name in reverse order is Ear. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Era. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rae? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,094 people with the last name Rae.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rae? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rae as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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