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Ray Meaning


What does Ray mean?

The name Ray is of German origin.

The meaning of Ray is "counselor, protector".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "wise protector".

Ray is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Ray.

The Given Name Ray

Ray is a diminutive of Raymond. See Raymond for further details.

Ray is a sweet and chic name.

This great little boy name has a natural grace.

Ray remains a favorite due to its attractive and memorable nature.

Ray falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ray Bourque, Ray Bradbury, and Ray Brown.

Ray Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 728 in baby name popularity for boys with 326 occurrences. It ranked 5,920 in baby name popularity for girls with 21 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 767 in baby name popularity for boys with 305 occurrences. It ranked 5,976 in baby name popularity for girls with 21 occurrences.

Want to see how Ray sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ray Name Popularity Page.

Ray Related Names

Ray is a diminutive of Raymond.

Variants of the name Ray include Rae.

Famous Rays

  • Ray Bourque ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Ray Bradbury ~ Writer
  • Ray Brown ~ Baseball Player
  • Ray Charles ~ Soul Musician
  • Ray Dandridge ~ Baseball Player
  • Ray Flaherty ~ Football Player
  • Ray Kroc ~ Business Mogul
  • Ray Liotta ~ Actor
  • Ray Milland ~ Actor
  • Ray Nitschke ~ Football Player
  • Ray Romano ~ Actor
  • Ray Schalk ~ Baseball Player
  • Ray Winstone ~ Actor
  • Ray Wise ~ Actor

Ray Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Ray.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Ray Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ray in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ray.

Just for fun, see the name Ray 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 Ray in Nautical Flags page.