Gender: Feminine
Origin: Arabic/Greek
Meaning: “to gaze at.”

The name could either be from the Arabic, rana رنا, meaning, “to gaze at”, or it could be a Greek contraction of Ourania, the modern Greek form of Urania (sky).

It is currently borne by Queen Rania of Jordan (b.1970)

Rania ranked in as the 489th most popular female name in Germany, (2011). The name is sometimes transliterated as Ranya or Raniya. A Bosnian form is Ranja.