Ray Name Gender

Is Ray a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99% of babies named Ray were boys.

In 2018, 98.2% of babies named Ray were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Ray name meaning, which is “A man of good judgment,” from the Gothic ragin, judgment.
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Ray Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ray? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Ray was the 714th most popular boys name, representing 0.0197% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Ray has been the 177th most popular boys name, representing 0.1266% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 66 516 0.1466%
1911 69 582 0.1563%
1912 77 1,031 0.2044%
1913 73 1,309 0.2309%
1914 74 1,635 0.2346%
1915 67 2,349 0.2585%
1916 73 2,317 0.2399%
1917 74 2,410 0.2409%
1918 69 2,748 0.256%
1919 69 2,710 0.2588%
1920 67 3,072 0.2763%
1921 67 3,068 0.2679%
1922 65 3,042 0.273%
1923 62 3,142 0.2805%
1924 60 3,355 0.2889%
1925 64 3,207 0.2837%
1926 57 3,393 0.3085%
1927 60 3,237 0.2924%
1928 57 3,235 0.3023%
1929 57 3,165 0.3056%
1930 58 3,226 0.3088%
1931 60 3,149 0.3191%
1932 60 3,240 0.3279%
1933 62 3,020 0.3242%
1934 64 3,152 0.3261%
1935 65 3,057 0.3146%
1936 65 2,926 0.3038%
1937 71 2,713 0.2753%
1938 72 2,868 0.2802%
1939 74 2,686 0.2641%
1940 77 2,785 0.262%
1941 83 2,679 0.238%
1942 84 3,053 0.2418%
1943 85 3,048 0.2335%
1944 86 2,897 0.2337%
1945 92 2,724 0.2234%
1946 95 3,155 0.2138%
1947 97 3,374 0.2021%
1948 100 3,128 0.1959%
1949 109 2,698 0.1677%
1950 110 2,622 0.1628%
1951 113 2,660 0.1569%
1952 113 2,681 0.1536%
1953 114 2,804 0.1584%
1954 118 2,960 0.1619%
1955 113 3,060 0.1664%
1956 113 3,223 0.1706%
1957 111 3,403 0.1768%
1958 121 3,169 0.1677%
1959 121 3,213 0.1691%
1960 121 3,061 0.1616%
1961 126 2,911 0.1542%
1962 132 2,666 0.1452%
1963 131 2,571 0.1432%
1964 143 2,260 0.1284%
1965 149 2,066 0.1263%
1966 156 1,801 0.1154%
1967 165 1,601 0.1055%
1968 169 1,574 0.1048%
1969 182 1,503 0.0976%
1970 186 1,441 0.0905%
1971 196 1,243 0.0827%
1972 195 1,158 0.085%
1973 207 1,017 0.0784%
1974 219 939 0.0722%
1975 228 868 0.0675%
1976 238 812 0.063%
1977 252 777 0.0576%
1978 253 770 0.0573%
1979 252 796 0.0565%
1980 262 802 0.0549%
1981 255 832 0.0566%
1982 252 844 0.0565%
1983 273 719 0.0487%
1984 274 725 0.0487%
1985 272 730 0.0481%
1986 284 704 0.0466%
1987 284 729 0.0478%
1988 306 705 0.0452%
1989 325 682 0.0423%
1990 329 716 0.0432%
1991 346 665 0.0408%
1992 393 546 0.0342%
1993 401 536 0.0344%
1994 410 518 0.0338%
1995 456 455 0.0302%
1996 478 408 0.0272%
1997 499 376 0.0254%
1998 491 399 0.0267%
1999 519 370 0.0247%
2000 521 387 0.0253%
2001 566 326 0.0216%
2002 584 327 0.0218%
2003 628 284 0.0187%
2004 579 341 0.0224%
2005 563 379 0.0248%
2006 560 409 0.0261%
2007 647 329 0.0209%
2008 655 319 0.0206%
2009 667 322 0.0215%
2010 630 332 0.023%
2011 664 305 0.0214%
2012 727 264 0.0185%
2013 663 312 0.0219%
2014 703 288 0.0198%
2015 698 295 0.0203%
2016 729 277 0.0192%
2017 752 249 0.0178%
2018 714 270 0.0197%

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Names Like Ray

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What names are variants of Ray?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ray.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rae

English

Rai

Trust; lightning, thunder

Japanese

Raice

English

Rayce

English

Rayder

English

Raydon

English

#2,613 (0.0004%)  
Raye

English

Rayford

English

Raylen

English

#1,569 (0.0028%)  
Raynell

Deciding warrior

German

Reigh

English


What names sound like Ray?

If you like how Ray sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ray.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Raj

King

Indian (Sanskrit)

#2,797 (0.0004%)  
Rey

Kings

Spanish

#750 (0.0179%)  
Roy

Red

Irish

#523 (0.0351%)  
Ruy

Famous power; red

Irish


What names are similar to Ray?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rashaun

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