Gender: Male Meaning of Rainer: "wise army" Origin of Rainer: German

Rainer Origin and Meaning

The name Rainer is a boy's name of German origin meaning "wise army".

Rainer is one of those baby names that is still under-the-radar but has been quietly gaining traction: The number of boys who've received the name has doubled in the past decade, to just under 50. Part nature name and part traditional German name for boys, Rainer can claim a place among the two-syllable r-ending baby names so fashionable for boys today.

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Pop Culture References for the name Rainer

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jenabay Says:


Typically pronounced "Rye-ner" or "Rhiner" due to its German heritage

Alice Says:


I think it might be pronounced "RINE-er" like how you say the beginning of rhinoceros or Ryan. Of course you can pronounce it how you want but I'm thinking about this name so I googled and a youTube pronounced it that way. I like this name.

Yara Says:


I like how dignified this name is and I like the nickname "Rain".

emilybelle Says:


Hmm.. I think out loud it sounds like "Rayna" which is a girls name, and people might think you were saying that?

Haids1987 Says:


That's what I came here to comment on too, haha! RAIN-er is the way I'm interpreting this name, and Mt Rainier is pronounced ray-NEER.

Zelliew Says:


Not a fan

Corbyn Hanson Hightower Says:


You can't really call "Mt. Rainier" as a place name reference for "Rainer." Two different spellings, pronunciations . . . hell, two different NAMES.

jojobabyberry Says:


I love it.