What does the baby name Rainbow mean? Learn about what Rainbow means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Rainbow - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Rainbow
R-A-I-N-B-O-W, is a 7-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Rainbow
RAYN boe
Meaning of Rainbow
Origin of Rainbow
The name 'Rainbow' is a modern English name that is derived from the English language. It is a word name that is directly associated with the natural phenomenon of a colorful arc that appears in the sky after rainfall.
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Popularity of Rainbow
The name 'Rainbow' is considered to be a rare and unconventional choice for a boy's name. It has not gained significant popularity in terms of usage as a given name.
Rainbow currently has 4 likes, and is in the top 9% of liked boy's names. The name Adesola is slightly more popular than Rainbow.

Etymology of Rainbow

The name 'Rainbow' does not have an etymology in the traditional sense, as it is a word name that directly represents the natural phenomenon it is named after. The word 'rainbow' itself is derived from the Old English word 'regnboȝe', which combines 'regn' meaning 'rain' and 'boȝe' meaning 'bow' or 'arch'.

Cultural Significance of Rainbow

The name 'Rainbow' does not hold specific cultural significance, as it is a name that is primarily associated with the natural world. However, rainbows are often seen as symbols of hope, beauty, and harmony in various cultures around the world.