US Popularity:6520
Other Origin(s):Spanish, German, Portuguese
Meaning:Trust; lightning; thunder; Counsel, protection
Rai is a masculine name of Japanese origin, commonly derived from Raiden or Rainen meaning "trust" and "lightning" or "thunder." It is also a Spanish, Portuguese, and German nickname derived from Raimundo, which means "counsel" and "protection"—a definition that will be sure to resonate with parents as they welcome their little one into their arms for the first time. Rai is a unique name with a range of meanings and origins, allowing parents to attribute the perfect meaning to baby.

Famous People Named Rai

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  • Aishwarya Rai

Rai Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rai is currently #1369 on The Bump
Boy:Rai is currently #741 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rai is currently #6520 in U.S. births
Boy:Rai is currently #3391 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 450
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Rai, June 2011

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 157

  • Behind the Name, Raymond, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Raimundo, November 2019

  • Name Doctor, Raimundo

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