Meaning and Origin of Rayner - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Rayner

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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 German Reiner.