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Gender: Female Meaning of Rainey: "queen" Origin of Rainey: Word name or diminutive of Regina, Latin

The name Rainey is a girl's name of English origin meaning "queen". Rainey and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Rainey

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

Pop Culture References for the name Rainey

Rainie, Raini, Rainee, Rainy


Rainey Whitaker Says:


I was named after a back-up singer in my dad's band.

Marlz81 Says:


My daughter is Rayna..Nickname Raynie.

mabespark Says:


This is just too cutesy for my taste. (I've known a girl named this who was related to a Stormi.)