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Gender: F Meaning of Rae: "ewe" Origin of Rae: English, diminutive of Rachel

All the old ae/ay middle names are back--Kay, Fay, Mae/May, --and Rae is one of the coolest, used as such by celebrities as Mark Wahlberg and Daniel Baldwin. Even more popular in the celebrisphere is the jazzy Ray spelling: among those who used it as their daughters' middles are Bruce Willis, Dermot Mulroney, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Lee Lee Sobieski.

But Rae is perfectly capable of standing on her own, as in Rae Dawn Chong; it was in the Top 500 in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Famous People Named Rae

Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
Rae Ritke, American actress
Rae Allen (born Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo), American actress
Rae Armantrout, American poet
Rae Baker, English actress
Rae Carson, American novelist
Rachel "Rae" Earl, English broadcaster and novelist
Rae Hendrie, Scottish actress
Rae Woodland, English operatic soprano
Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, Miss America 1988
Corinne Bailey Rae, British singer-songwriter
Charlotte Rae, American character actress
Hayley Rae, daughter of American musician Zakk Wylde
Indy Rae Johnston, daughter of Levi Johnston and Sunny Oglesby

Pop Culture References for the name Rae

Rae Wilson, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Rae Cummings, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Rae Earl, main character on British TV series 'My Mad Fat Diary'
Norma Rae Webster, main character in 1979 film "Norma Rae"
Stevie Rae Johnson, a main character from the 'House Of Night' series
Raven "Rae," character on TV's "That's so Raven"
Hot Chelle Rae, U.S. pop-rock band
Delta Rae, folk rock band
"Jasey Rae," song by All Time Low