Rae - Meaning Of Rae, What Does Rae Mean?

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Rae Meaning


What does Rae mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Rae is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Rae is "ewe, female sheep".  

Rae is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Rae.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2173  in baby name popularity for girls with 87 occurrences.  It ranked 10372 in popular baby names for boys with 7 occurrences. 

View the Rae Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Rae has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Rae to other names.


Rae is a variant spelling of Ray.

The name Raelene is a form of Rae.

Rae falls into the animal name category.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rae in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Rae in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rae in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Rae Numerology page.

Rae Numerology
Rae in Hieroglyhics
Rae in Nautical Flags
Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.

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