Ray Name Gender

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

Since 1910, 1% of babies named Ray were girls.

In 2018, 1.8% of babies named Ray were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


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Ray Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Ray was the 3,505th most popular girls name, representing 0.0004% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Ray has been the 2,736th most popular girls name, representing 0.0012% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 572 21 0.006%
1911 528 29 0.0078%
1912 595 34 0.0067%
1913 624 33 0.0058%
1914 537 71 0.0102%
1915 633 69 0.0076%
1916 599 86 0.0089%
1917 589 92 0.0092%
1918 542 123 0.0115%
1919 617 89 0.0085%
1920 630 88 0.0079%
1921 627 94 0.0082%
1922 742 58 0.0052%
1923 686 75 0.0067%
1924 718 69 0.0059%
1925 730 63 0.0056%
1926 667 73 0.0066%
1927 754 55 0.005%
1928 758 52 0.0049%
1929 705 61 0.0059%
1930 796 42 0.004%
1931 781 38 0.0039%
1932 983 20 0.002%
1933 846 29 0.0031%
1934 1,033 16 0.0017%
1935 838 31 0.0032%
1936 994 18 0.0019%
1937 1,006 19 0.0019%
1938 1,064 16 0.0016%
1939 944 22 0.0022%
1940 1,157 13 0.0012%
1941 1,374 7 0.0006%
1942 1,049 23 0.0018%
1943 1,213 15 0.0011%
1944 1,322 10 0.0008%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,307 14 0.0009%
1947 0 0%
1948 1,616 7 0.0004%
1949 1,409 12 0.0007%
1950 1,952 5 0.0003%
1951 1,362 16 0.0009%
1952 1,549 10 0.0006%
1953 1,502 12 0.0007%
1954 1,798 6 0.0003%
1955 2,118 5 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 1,659 12 0.0006%
1958 1,822 8 0.0004%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 2,145 6 0.0003%
1962 0 0%
1963 1,859 10 0.0006%
1964 2,324 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 2,152 6 0.0004%
1969 2,605 5 0.0003%
1970 2,272 7 0.0004%
1971 2,444 6 0.0004%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 2,706 5 0.0004%
1979 2,878 5 0.0004%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 3,471 5 0.0003%
1988 3,427 5 0.0003%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 3,260 6 0.0004%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 2,934 9 0.0006%
2017 0 0%
2018 3,505 5 0.0004%

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What names are variants of Ray?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Raye
Rayla
#2,401 (0.0012%)  
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#2,363 (0.0013%)  

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
Raya

Friend

Israeli

#1,063 (0.011%)  
Rea

Flowing

Greek

Ree

To bind

Hebrew

Rei

Beautiful; lovely child

Japanese

#2,822 (0.0007%)  
Reya

Flowing

Greek

#1,220 (0.0079%)  
Rhae

Flowing

Greek

Rhaya

Flowing

Greek

Ria

Danish

#1,712 (0.0035%)  
Rie

Danish

Roya

Vision, dream

Arabic

#2,259 (0.0015%)  
Rue

Regret

English

#2,986 (0.0005%)  
Rui

Tears; affection

Japanese

Rye

King

Irish


What names are similar to Ray?

Find a name that’s like Ray, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Raina

Queen

Modern

#750 (0.0209%)  
Rayann

English


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