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See also: rae, RAE, raé, råe, ra'e, and


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A Scottish surname​. A variant of Roe.
  2. A diminutive of Rachel, often used as a female middle name.
    • 1965 Lewis Yablonsky, The Tunnel Back: Synamon, Macmillan 1965, page 204:
      CHUCK. Joyce Mathews! I see and this girl's name is Rae Edwards. What does Rae stand for? / CHRIS. Rae, Rae! / CHUCK. Rachel? That's what I'm trying to find out; Sugar Ray? Rae doesn't mean too much to me. Hooray, Sugar Ray, etc. So her name is Rachael H? I see.
  3. A male or female given name; possible variant of Ray.
    • 2005 Sam Weller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, William Morrow, ISBN 006054581X, page 12
      Although the name on his birth certificate was spelled "Ray", Ray said he was originally given the name "Rae" after Rae Williams, a cousin on his father's side.