Rainer

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See also: rainer

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of Rayner, a patronymic surname from a medieval given name from Proto-Germanic *raginą (counsel by the gods) + *harjaz (army). Also borrowed from modern German.

Proper noun[edit]

Rainer

  1. An English and American surname​.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rainer

  1. A male given name, cognate with German Rainer.

Related terms[edit]


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *raginą (counsel by the gods) + *harjaz (army). Cognate to Scandinavian Ragnar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rainer ? (genitive Rainers)

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.