Meaning and Origin of: Rayner
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First name origins & meanings:
- Norse : A wise leader
- Old English : Worthy protector
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : from the Norman personal name Rainer, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from an inflected form of German rein or central Yiddish rayn ‘pure’.
- Probably also an altered spelling of German Reiner.