Over the past 110 years, 189 523 boys and 1 847 girls have been named Ray. The name Ray ranks 178th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Ray in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Ray came in the 1920s and 1930s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.