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


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  1. A Scottish surname transferred from the nickname. A variant of Roe.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Rachel, also used as a formal given name, mostly as a 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 given name; possible variant of Ray.
    • 2005, Sam Weller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, William Morrow, →ISBN, 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.