Rayén

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Mapuche
Meaning: “flower”
(rah-YEN)

The name comes directly from the Mapuche word for flower and is currently the 46th most popular female name in Chile, (2010).

The name was popularized by Chilean opera singer Rayén Quitral (1916-1979). Born María Georgina Quitral, she was a native Mapuche who later took the name Rayén in honour of her indigenous roots.

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