Between 1995 and 2019 there were 20 births of Rare in the countries below, which represents an average of 1 birth of children bearing the first name Rare per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 7 births.

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En Français Prénom Rare   
In Italiano Nome Rare   

Information about the first name Rare

The first name Rare has been assigned to:
95.00% to boys
5.00% to girls
The country where the first name Rare is the most common is:
BE Belgium
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 2 vowels and 2 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Rare

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Rare : Erra

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Origin and meaning of name Rare

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English rare, borrowed from Old French rare, rere (“rare, uncommon”), from Latin rārus (“loose, spaced apart, thin, infrequent”), from Proto-Indo-European *er(e)-, *rē- (“friable, thin”). Replaced native Middle English gesen (“rare, scarce”) (from Old English gǣsne), Middle English seld (“rare, uncommon”) (from Old English selden), and Middle English seldscene (“rare, rarely seen, infrequent”) (from Old English seldsēne; see seldsome).
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  • From a dialectal variant of rear, from Middle English rere, from Old English hrēr, hrēre (“not thoroughly cooked, underdone, lightly boiled”), from hrēran (“to move, shake, agitate”), from Proto-Germanic *hrōzijaną (“to stir”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱera-, *ḱrā- (“to mix, stir, cook”). Related to Old English hrōr (“stirring, busy, active, strong, brave”). More at rear.
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  • Compare rather, rath.
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • rare (comparative rarer, superlative rarest)
  • Very uncommon; scarce.
  • Synonyms: scarce, selcouth, seld, seldsome, selly, geason, uncommon; see also Thesaurus:rare
  • Antonyms: common, frequent; see also Thesaurus:common
  • (of a gas) Thin; of low density.
  • (Britain, slang) Good; enjoyable.
  • 1981, Chris Difford (lyrics), Glenn Tilbrook (vocal), "Vanity Fair" (song):
  • Sees her reflection in a butcher shop.
  • She finds it all quite rare
  • That her meat's all vanity fair.
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Etymology (Verb) src :
  • rare (third-person singular simple present rares, present participle raring, simple past and past participle rared)
  • (US, intransitive) To rear, rise up, start backwards.
  • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 328:
  • Frank pretended to rare back as if bedazzled, shielding his eyes with a forearm.
  • (US, transitive) To rear, bring up, raise.
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Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɛə(ɹ)/
  • (Irish) IPA(key): [ɹɜɹ]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɛəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
Middle English
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Adjective src :
  • rare
  • airy, vacuous
  • porous, breathable
  • sparsely spread
  • rare, uncommon, scarce
  • small, little
Alternative forms src :
  • rere
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈraːr(ə)/, /ˈrɛːr(ə)/
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FR French
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Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʁɑʁ/
Adjective (Derived terms) src :
  • rareté
  • rarissime
Adjective src :
  • rare
  • inflection of rar:
  • definite singular
  • plural
SE Swedish
Adjective src :
  • rare
  • absolute definite natural masculine form of rar.
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Etymology (Adverb) src :
  • rārē (comparative rārius, superlative rārissimē)
  • thinly, sparsely, here and there
  • rarely, seldom
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • rāre
  • vocative masculine singular of rārus
IT Italian
Pronunciation src :
  • Rhymes: -are
NL Dutch
Adjective src :
  • rare
  • Inflected form of raar
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  • raren (Brabantian)
Noun src :
  • rare m (plural raren, diminutive rareke n)
  • weird person
  • Synonym: rare vogel
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈraː.rə/
DK Danish
Adjective src :
  • rare
  • plural and definite singular attributive of rar
DE German
Adjective src :
  • rare
  • inflection of rar:
  • strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
  • strong nominative/accusative plural
  • weak nominative all-gender singular
  • weak accusative feminine/neuter singular
Pronunciation src :
  • Rhymes: -aːʁə

Popularity of the name Rare

Number of RARE births per year

Total births of Rare by country

Births with the first name Rare
1995 - 2019
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
2000 - 2018
1999 - 2018

Total births of Rare by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Rare

Comments on the name Rare

Personalities with the first name Rare

There is 0 personality with the first name Rare

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Rare

There are 2 actors and actresses with the first name Rare
Rare Lavarez
Rare Essence

Rankings of first name RARE by country

Country ranking (boys)
#1086BE Belgium2019
Country ranking (girls)
No ranking of first name RARE (female) births over the last year available in each country

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