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Rainey

Rainey comes from a Gaelic surname, an anglicized form of O’Raighne meaning “descendant of Raighne”, Raighne perhaps derived from Raonull or Ronald which derives from Old Norse Rognvaldr meaning “powerful advice” or “counsel ruler” from Old Norse elements regin (advice, counsel) and valdr (power, ruler, leader) and a cognate of Germanic name Reynold. Rainey could also be a variant spelling of rainy, an English word referring to weather that is wet and raining.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Rainy (English)
  • Rainie (English)

 

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