Word name or diminutive of Regina, Latin

Rainey Origin and Meaning

The name Rainey is a girl's name of English origin meaning "queen".

Has an old-time country feeling, perhaps due to Ma Rainey, considered the "Mother of the Blues". This is the most popular spelling of the name, given to about 50 girls last year, with half as many called Rainy and a quarter named Rainie, the spelling used by Andie MacDowell for her now-grown daughter.

# 2627 on Nameberry

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Rainey Popularity

Famous People Named Rainey

  • Ma Rainey (born Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett)American blues singer
  • Rainey HaynesAmerican rock singer
  • Rainey Qualley (b. 1990)daughter of actress Andie MacDowell
  • Rainey Ryan Rogers (b. 2017)daughter of singer Randy Rogers