Other Origin(s):Yiddish; Latin; Bulgarian
Meaning:Counsel; Song; Queen; Pure, holy: Happy
Rayna is a unique girl’s name that has roots in several languages and cultures. When Scandinavian in origin, it means “counsel” or “song.” But Rayna is also a Bulgarian derivation of the Latin name Regina, which means “queen,” and Radko, which means "happy." Regina is the feminine version of Rex, which means “king,” and makes Rayna a particularly illustrious name for baby. Finally, Rayna means “pure” and “holy” in Yiddish. Whether you’re planning to raise baby in faith or just as a little queen in their own right, this name will no doubt resonate deeply.
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 259

  • WordSense, rayna

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Regina, June 2021

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Reynard (n.), August 2022

  • Behind the Name, Reina (2), June 2019

  • Behind the Name, Radko, May 2020

  • Behind the Name, Rayna (1), January 2019

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