Ray: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A diminutive of the Germanic name Raymond, meaning "wise" and "advisor/protector." But even if you wouldn't always trust his advice, your little Ray will be a ray of sunshine. At least most of the time.


Ray already is a nickname, but you could call him Ray-Ray.

Famous people named Ray:

Actors Ray Romano, Ray Liotta, and Ray Milland; musicians Ray Charles, Ray Toro, and Stevie Ray Vaughn; author Ray Bradbury; football players Ray Lewis, Ray Edwards, and Ray Rice.

Fun fact:

The world knows him as the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, but the actor's real name was Ray Bolger.

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