[ 2 syll. rai-na, ra-ina ] The baby girl name Raina is pronounced REY-Naa- †. Raina's language of origin is Slavonic, Germanic, and Latin. It is predominantly used in Slavic, Czech, English, German, Polish, and Russian. Germanic origin, Czech, English, German, Polish, Russian, and Slavic use: The name developed as a short form of compound names with the first element ragin (meaning 'counsel, advice') and thus starting with 'Rein-'. It was first introduced to English speakers through the heroine Raina in the George Bernard Shaw comedy play Arms and the Man (1894).
In addition, Raina is a form of the Czech and Slavic Radka in the Slavic language.
Raina is also a shortening of the English, German, and Polish Regina in the English, Polish, and Slavic languages.
The name Raina is widely used; it has 37 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Raenah, Raene, Rain, Rainah, Raine, Rainea, Rainee, Rainelle, Rainey, Raini, Rainia, Rainie, Rainna, Rainy, Ranee, Raya, Rayne, Reanna, Reia, Reine, Reinella, Reinelle, Reinette, Reiny, Reiona, Renia, Reynalda, Reyne, Reynelle, and Reyney. Other English forms include the spelling variants Raena, Rayna (also used in Slavic and Russian), and Reyna. Reina (German and Spanish) is a form of Raina that is used in foreign languages.
See also the related form, the German Reinhild.
Raina is a somewhat popular baby girl name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 2011, 0.019% of baby girls were named Raina. It was #736 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #812 with a usage of 0.018%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Raina, Regina was the most frequently used. The name was twice as popular as Raina in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Raina: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"