Rainer name meaning

Updated: March 20th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German, Latin and Germanic
Usage: German, English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: ra(i)-ner
Meaning: Advice, Army, Warrior and Frog
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What does Rainer mean?

Rare unisex name Rainer is of Old High German, Latin and Germanic origin, Rainer means "Advice, Army, Warrior or Frog" is used substantially in German, English, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Swedish languages..

Rainer is form of Raginheri in German language. Rainer is celebrated on June 17.

How do I pronounce Rainer?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Rainer is ra(i)-ner.

Variants of Rainer

Raginhari, Rainar, Raginheri

Names that rhyme with Rainer

How popular is the name Rainer?

Rainer is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1955 and was able to reach the top 2000 names. In 1964, it ranked 1700th when 53 boy were named Rainer.

Over 960 people have been named Rainer in United States. Rainer is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it is still in use. It had a short run of 5 years on France boy names chart.

However things change on global perspective, Rainer is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 300 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Austria. As per our research, over 400000 people has been named Rainer globally.

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Rainer in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Rainer

You are a hard candy when it comes to romantic relationships. You want to achieve a great success and accomplish your dreams in order to prove yourself you can do it. You have a sharp focus and nothing slips your eye. You need to travel more because you work all the time. You fall in and out of love easily but without hard feelings. You are energetic and have a restless spirit. Number 6 as your soul urge no represents your caring nature.

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  •  Febe - Febe's meaning is Pure or Bright is of Old Greek and Latin origin, a gender insensitive name is particulary used in Finnish and Swedish
  •  Lilya - Unexpected Lilya mostly is used in Finnish has its origin in Arabic and Latin is a girl name, meaning of Lilya is "Companion of the Night"
  •  Malaurie - Malaurie means "My Glory" is originated from Latin language
  •  Adriette - Adriette's meaning is Adriatic Sea has origin in Latin
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Middle names for Rainer

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Famous people named Rainer

  • Rainer Rupp, for the East German intelligence service HVA in the NATO headquarters
  • Rainer Schönfelder, Austrian former skier
  • Rainer Hertrich, is one of the two current CEOs of EADS
  • Rainer Karlsch, German historian and author
  • Rainer M. Schröder, German author of adventure fiction for juveniles
  • Rainer Seifert, member of the West German squad that won the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Rainer Kattel, Estonian academic and science administrator
  • Rainer Zitelmann, German historian, author
  • Rainer Forst, German philosopher and political theorist
  • Rainer Eppelmann, German politician
  • Rainer Hunold, German television actor
  • Rainer Salzgeber, retired Austrian alpine skier
  • Rainer Zepperitz, German double bassist
  • Rainer Höft, former East German handball player
  • Rainer Küchl, Austrian violinist
  • Rainer Weiss, American physicist
  • Rainer Ludwig Claisen, German chemist best
  • Rainer Blatt, German-Austrian experimental physicist
  • Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West German filmmaker, actor, playwright, theatre director, composer
  • Rainer Schüttler, retired German professional tennis player
  • Rainer Wieland, German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Germany
  • Rainer Bloess, member of Ottawa City Council
  • Rainer Barzel, German politician of the CDU
  • Rainer Bonhof, former German footballer,
  • Rainer Zobel, German football manager and former player
  • Rainer Arnold, German politician and member of the SPD
  • Rainer Schmidt, East German former ski jumper
  • Rainer Brüderle, officeholder
  • Rainer Rauffmann, retired footballer who played as a striker
  • Rainer Bieli, former footballer from Switzerland
  • Rainer Ptacek, Tucson
  • Rainer Henkel, former freestyle swimmer from Germany
  • Rainer Hasler, Liechtenstein footballer who played as a defender
  • Rainer Hersch, British conductor, actor
  • Rainer Wirth, Chilean footballer who last played for Magallanes
  • Rainer Feist, officer in the German Navy until his retirement
  • Rainer Fischer, Canadian retired judoka,
  • Rainer Judd in End of Days as Actress
  • Rainer Grant in Reign of Terror as Actress
  • Rainer Sellien in The Reader as Actor
  • Rainer Ernst is a retired German footballer.
  • In 1978, Rainer Adler portrayed the role of Herr Hobohm in drama film Sabine Wulff.
  • Rainer Frieb, from 1986 thriller film Zoning, who played the Tylack.
  • In 1981 comedy movie, Das Casanova-Projekt, Rainer Friedrichsen played Hartmann the director.
  • In 1996, Rainer Gehrke portrayed the role of N In movie Morphin.
  • Rainer Grenkowitz played central character of Meier in 1986 comedy flick Meier.
  • Rainer Knepperges, from 2005 comedy, drama movie Die Quereinsteigerinnen, who played Harald.
  • Rainer Kühn portrayed leading character of N in 1991 drama, sci-fi film Daedalus.
  • In 1981, Rainer Kleinstück characterized the role of Kassenbrink in drama movie Platz oder Sieg?.
  • In 1973, Rainer Reglin portrayed the role of N in comedy flick Jagd auf Jungfrauen.
  • In 2015, Rainer Fritzsche played the role of N in adventure and fantasy film Steam City.
  • Rainer Sievert, from 2013 drama movie Die Schwärmer, who portrayed Thomas.
  • In 1922 drama film, Napoleon in Schönbrunn, Rainer Simons characterized Napoleon.
  • Rainer Dellmuth, from 2008 drama flick Das blondierte Glück, who characterized Karl.

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