Gender: Female Origin of Rain: Word name

Rain Origin and Meaning

The name Rain is a girl's name of English origin.

Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image.

Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the nature-named Phoenix family siblings. More recently, 24 actress Marisol Nichols named her daughter Rain India.

Rain also makes a nice nature middle name--Brooke Burke called her daughter Heaven Rain.

If you want to embellish this simply spelling (and alter the meaning), you might also consider Raine, Raina, Rainn, Rayne, Reine or Reign, the middle name of Willow Smith. Or you could take the Holly Madison route all the way to Rainbow.

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Famous People Named Rain

Pop Culture References for the name Rain

Reign, Raine, Rainnie

Rain's International Variations

Yagmur (Turkish) Matar (Arabic) Chuva (Portuguese) Sade (Finnish) Ame (Japanese)


Carla jemma Says:


Summer rain is the summer name I have in my keepsake box if I have a baby girl in the summer it’s a name I like I think it’s beautiful I’m still waiting for the rain to come now

Lola Says:


Another more esoteric but possible spelling is Ryn. People would definitely mispronounce it, but you don't hear Ryn a lot on the playground.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love the name Rain! If I have a daughter, I might name her (firstname) Rain and call her Rain, so if she doesn't like it, her friends can call her something else

Daphodil Says:


I think it's a beautiful name!

Rania Says:


My name is Rania (ray-nia) some people call me rain or rainie. I receive compliments on my name all of the time. Try Rania as an alternative!

AnonymousPerson Says:


With this spelling I see it as a masculine name.