from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English and American surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who produces the rain. [Nonce-word.]
Variant of Rayner, a patronymic surname from a medieval given name from Proto-Germanic *ragina (“counsel by the gods”) + Old High German hari ("army"). Also borrowed from modern German. (Wiktionary)