US Popularity:2226
Meaning:ewe or female sheep
A short-form of Rachel, Rae is a gender-neutral name that eludes to one who is favored most tenderly. Derived from the Hebrew Raḥel, Rae means "ewe" and refers to the adored wife of biblical patriarch Jacob. Rachel is perhaps most revered for her incredible beauty, which would spark an enduring love at first sight—though one not without its struggles. The modern Rae provides a welcome distance from Rachel's tales of hardship while embracing the ewe's inspiring symbolic attributes of purity and gentleness.

Rae Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rae is currently #247 on The Bump
Boy:Rae is currently #141 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Rae is currently #185 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rae is currently #2226 in U.S. births
Boy:Rae is currently #13627 in U.S. births
Girl:Rae is currently #1206 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 65
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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