The name Rainer comes from the Germanic name Reginar, composed of the two elements ragin ("advice") and heri ("army"). The name was brought to Britain by the Normans.


German: Rainer
Scandinavian: Ragnar, Rainer
Danish: Regner
Dutch: Reinier
French: Rainier
Italian: Raniero
Spanish: Rainiero.

People whose family name is or was Rainer include:

  • Adam Rainer (1899–1950), Austrian dwarf and giant
  • Alfred Rainer (1987–2008), Austrian Nordic combined skier
  • Arnulf Rainer (born 1929), Austrian painter
  • Dachine Rainer (1921–2000), British poet and anarchist
  • Friedrich Rainer (1903–1947), Austrian National Socialist politician
  • Gerhard Rainer, Austrian bobsledder
  • Luise Rainer (born 1910), German film actress
  • Marie-Louise Rainer, Italian luger
  • Reinhold Rainer (born 1973), Italian luger
  • Roland Rainer (1910–2004), Austrian architect
  • Thom S. Rainer (born 1955), U.S. Christian writer and speaker
  • Wali Rainer (born 1977), U.S. football player
  • Yvonne Rainer (born 1934), U.S. choreographer and filmmaker
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Other articles related to "rainer":

Sir George Collier, 1st Baronet - French Revolutionary Wars
... Rainer sent him to the Cape of Good Hope, but shortly after his arrival, the commander of the station, Admiral Thomas Pringle ordered that Suffolk Tender be surveyed ... She was subsequently condemned as unseaworthy, and Collier returned to Rainer at Madras without a ship ... Rainer recommended that he return to Britain, where the good report of his service would assure him further employment and promotion ...
List Of FC Bayern Munich Seasons - 1945–63
... Wagenbauer 13 1961–62 OL 400 ... — — Ohlhauser, Rainer !Rainer Ohlhauser 23 1962–63 OL 067 ... — Inter-Cities Fairs Cup QF Ohlhauser ...
Marie-Louise Rainer
... Marie-Louise Rainer (sometimes shown as Marie-Luise Rainer) is an Italian luger who competed between the late 1970s and the late 1980s ... Rainer also two medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a silver (Women's singles 1980) and a bronze (Mixed team 1988) ... Competing in four Winter Olympics, Rainer had her best finish of sixth in the women's singles event at Sarajevo in 1984 ...
Archduke Rainer Ferdinand Of Austria
... Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria (Rainer Ferdinand Maria Johann Evangelist Franz Ignaz 11 January 1827, Milan – 27 January 1913, Vienna) was an Austrian prime minister ... He was a son of Archduke Rainer Joseph ... Rainer was also a general in the Imperial Army, and very interested in art and science, in particular the emerging Papyrology ...
Thom S. Rainer - Biography
... Rainer was born in Union Springs, Alabama and is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama, majoring in corporate finance with minors in statistics and economics ... By age 25, Rainer became a fifth-generation banker and the youngest vice president for corporate lending of SouthTrust Bank in Anniston, Ala (1980–83) ... Rainer entered Christian vocational ministry in 1982 and earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky ...