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Ray - A very unique female name



  Aug 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ray appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #583. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ray and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ray? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ray. The baby girl name Ray was given to 6 baby girls in 1999, ranking #4189 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 249,492 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ray peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 536.



Famous with this name

Ray Romano
Ray Wise
Ray Rennahan


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Rating: 4/5 (3 people)


Ray is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ray is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #3,040 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,040.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ray is where you live.


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Ray origin and meaning

Ray is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Ray, pop culture references for the name Ray and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ray

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ray, sorted by popularity.

Rae / Rhea / Riya / Rory / Ria / Raya / Roy / Rio / Rori / Roya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19994189
19884136
19873967
19793440
19783302
19712576
19702410
19692789
19682325
19642549
19631940
19612260
19581898
19571705
19552274
19541985
19531561
19521640
19511396
19502048
19491450
19481720
19461345
19441386
19431240
19421076
19411456
19401188
1939975
19381088
19371037
19361023
1935855
19341079
1933858
19321018
1931799
1930819
1929719
1928776
1927774
1926680
1925746
1924729
1923696
1922753
1921636
1920640
1919624
1918547
1917597
1916608
1915640
1914547
1913631
1912602
1911536
1910583

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3040

Even more about Ray


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ray a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ray?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ray
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 249,492
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
1999 births +6

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