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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

Carly Rae Jepsen - Canadian singer
Rae Dawn Chong - Canadian actress from "The Color Purple"
Rae Ritke, American 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

Nickname for Raven in Disney Channel's "That's so Raven"
Rae Earl, protagonist of British comedy-drama 'My Mad Fat Diary'
Stevie Rae Johnson, a main character from the 'House Of Night' series.
Hot Chelle Rae, U.S. pop-rock band
Delta Rae, folk rock band
Ally Rae Eilert from "Ally's Army" a foundation against childhood leukemia
Jasey Rae - song by All Time Low