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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rayon

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from South Africa says the name Rayon is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Night".
  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Rayon means "Chickens" and is of Aztec (Nahuatl) origin.
  • A user from Jamaica says the name Rayon is of English origin and means "Music".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ray"on
Ray; beam.

Etymology: F

noun Ray"on
  1. A synthetic fiber, made of thin filaments of regenerated cellulose, extruded from a solution of viscose. Called also viscose fiber and viscose rayon fiber.
  2. a textile fabric made from rayon{1}.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A synthetic silklike fabric

From French rayon.

  1. A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.

    rayon was also found in the following language(s): Crimean Tatar, French, Middle French, and Norman

    Notable Persons Named Rayon

    Rayon was born on November 7th, 1974 in Guyana, South America. Rayon is also known as N$X, Junior Payne, and Teflon Payne.


    Rayon was born on January 9th, 1979 in Den Amstel.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Rayon

    Roy Rayon is a reggae musician. Roy was born on June 20th, 1959 in Westmoreland Parish.


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    Popularity of Rayon as a last name

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    Common first names for Rayon

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Rayon U.S.
      White 18.92% 64.26%
      African American 7.19% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 2.33% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 69.98% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Rayon

    People with the last name Rayon are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Rayon

    • How Popular is the name Rayon? Rayon is the 17,203rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rayon was the 25,954th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Rayon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 455 babies born with the first name Rayon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rayon 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 Rayon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Rayon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rayon is Saturday, June 14th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Rayon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rayon was in 2008 with a total of 25 babies.
    • Random Rayon Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rayon is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2008.
    • Weird things about the name Rayon: Your name in reverse order is Noyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaron. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Rayon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 946 people with the last name Rayon.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rayon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rayon as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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