Boy name origins & meanings
- Old French : The king
- Old French : Regal one
Family name origins & meanings
- Scottish : nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.
- English (of Norman origin) : variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.
- French : from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.
- Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi : variant of Rai.