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Rao may refer to:


Rao means 'Raja' or 'King'.

  • Rao (title), a surname given to the one equivalent to Raja, a title for a monarch or princely ruler.
  • Rao of Cutch, a title of rulers of former Cutch State.
  • Rao Bahadur, a title of honour issued by the British in India
  • Rao (surname), a surname in many languages and a list of individuals


  • Råö, a locality in Kungsbacka Municipality, Halland County, Sweden
  • Rao's, an Italian restaurant in New York City, USA
  • Rao, West Sumatra, one of the districts of West Sumatra, Indonesia


In fiction[edit]

  • Rao (Greyhawk), god of peace, reason, and serenity in Dungeons & Dragons: World of Greyhawk
  • Raō, the Japanese name for Raoh, character in Fist of the North Star
  • Rao (comics), a fictional star in the DC Universe; Superman's planet Krypton revolved around it

Other uses[edit]