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

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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.

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Famous People Named Rae

Carly Rae Jepsen - Canadian singer
Rae Dawn Chong - actress
Rae Ritke, American actress
Hayley Rae, daughter of American musician Zakk Wylde

Pop Culture References for the Name Rae

Nickname for Raven in Disney Channel's "That's so Raven"
Hot Chelle Rae, U.S. pop-rock band
Rae Earl, protagonist of British comedy-drama 'My Mad Fat Diary'
Stevie Rae Johnson, a main character from the 'House Of Night' series.

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