Ray Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name. English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’. English: variant of Rye (1 and 2). English: habitational name, a variant spelling of Wray. Scottish: reduced and altered form of McRae. French: from a noun derivative of Old French raier ‘to gush, stream, or pour’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or rushing stream, or a habitational name from a place called Ray. Indian: variant of Rai.

List of People with Surname Ray

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 24,467 people with the surname Ray. Among these people surnamed Ray, there are nearly 3,193 different names, with an average of 7 people having the same name. Danny Ray, Amber Ray and Danielle Ray are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Ray, with 303, 174 and 136 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that Texas has the highest number of people surnamed Ray, with a total of 2,559 people, and there are a total of 1,241 different names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ray, with a total of 1,795 people and an average of 1,057 different names.