Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Rayner is an English male name, an anglicized form of Rainer, a Germanic male name via Old Germanic Raganhar, composed of ragin (advice, counsel) and hari (army), essentially meaning “advisor of the army”. Rayner is also an English surname originating from the same source above.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: advisor of the army

Usage: English



  • Rainer (German)
  • Reiner (German)
  • Reinier (Dutch)
  • Rainier (French)
  • Raniero (Italian)
  • Rainerio (Spanish)
  • Rain (Estonian)
  • Rein (Estonian)
  • Reneer (Limburgish)
  • Ragnar (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Ragnarr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Raganhar (Ancient Scandinavian)


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