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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rayner

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Alt. Meaning

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Y is for young, the years never show!

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Notable Persons Named Rayner

The Lord Goddard was a Lord Chief Justice of England. The was given the name Rayner Goddard on April 10th, 1877 in Notting Hill. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1971.


Rayner was born on August 7th, 1961 in Crowell, Texas.


Rayner was born on March 25th, 1968 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.


Rayner was born in 1971 in United States.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rayner

Kyle Rayner is a comics character.


Angela Rayner is a for Ashton-under-Lyne and Member of parliament. Her ongoing career started in 2015. Angela was born on March 28th, 1980 in Stockport.


Adam Rayner is an actor. Adam was born on August 28th, 1977 in Shrewsbury.


Jay Rayner is a presenter, writer, journalist, food critic, and broadcaster. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Jay was born as the child of Claire Rayner on September 14th, 1966 in London, England.


Rosalie was born on September 25th, 1898. She died on June 18th, 1935.


Claire Rayner was a nurse, journalist, broadcaster, and novelist. She was most prominent from 1949 to 2010. Claire was given the name Claire Berenice Chetwynd on January 22nd, 1931. She breathed her last breath on October 11th, 2010.


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Popularity of Rayner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rayner U.S.
  White 77.06% 64.26%
  African American 17.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rayner

People with the last name Rayner are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rayner

  • How Popular is the name Rayner? Rayner is the 25,486th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rayner was the 8,222nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rayner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 222 babies born with the first name Rayner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rayner to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rayner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rayner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rayner is Wednesday, June 1st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Rayner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rayner was in 2016 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Rayner Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rayner is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Rayner: Your name in reverse order is Renyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aenrry. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rayner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,036 people with the last name Rayner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rayner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Rayner 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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