November 14, 2014 § 1 Comment
Shortened form of “Raymond”, or sometimes a diminutive of “Raphael”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Rae, Raye, and that’s about it. Rai, maybe? There’s really only so many ways to make a one-syllable name.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ray Kennedy, the freight train conductor who is one of Thea’s dearest friends and most ardent admirers, in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).
– Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), American author.