A name with English origins, the meaning of Rae is 'a ewe' or 'a female sheep'. It is a shortened or concise form of the Hebrew name Rachel and it is also considered the feminine form of the name Ray. Taken from Rachel, the meaning of Rae would then be 'bashful', 'timid' or 'graceful'. The name also has similar meanings in Old English, German and Scottish. The name is most commonly found in the United States, however, it peaked in popularity in the year 1956. One famous figure with this name is TikTok star and TV personality, Addison Rae. Another is rap-duo Rae Sremmurd, who became famous with their hit single 'No Type' in 2014. Another one of their hits was 'Black Beatles', which went viral on TikTok as a challenge known as the 'Mannequin Challenge'.