Meaning and Origin of: Rayner

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Norse : A wise leader
  • Old English : Worthy protector

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 GermanReiner.