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🌈 Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a rainbow and is often used to symbolize happiness, hope, or the LGBTQ+ community.

🌈 Meaning and explanation


The 🌈 emoji represents a semicircular rainbow with six bands of color.


The rainbow is a powerful symbol in many cultures and can have many meanings. In Western culture, it is often associated with happiness, joy, and positivity (think of the phrase "at the end of the rainbow"). The rainbow is also a symbol for the LGBTQ+ community and can be used to express pride or support for that community.


The rainbow emoji 🌈 was introduced as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and later added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

"It's a beautiful day today. 🌈"
"Happy Pride month! 🌈"
"After the storm comes the rainbow. 🌈"


Some similar emoticons might be

🌦️: Sun behind rain cloud, which represents a similar phenomenon in nature, namely a short rain shower when the sun is shining.
☀️: Sun, which is often used to symbolize good weather or good spirits.
☁️: Cloud, which can symbolize bad weather or a gloomy mood.

Compared to these emoji, the rainbow emoji 🌈 often has a more positive connotation and is often used to symbolize hope and beauty. It is also a more expressive symbol for the LGBTQ+ community.

🌈 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🌈 Gay Pride
  • 🌈 Primary Rainbow

Popular name:

🌈 Rainbow

🌈 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Love
Secondary Emotions
  • glad
  • pleased
  • hopeful

🌈 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

Today was a beautiful day. 🌈

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • enthusiastic
  • attentive

Basic emotion example

Celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community. 🌈🏳️‍🌈

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • enthusiastic
  • accepting

Basic emotion example

Love is like a rainbow, it comes and goes. 🌈❤️

Associated feelings
  • thoughtful
  • in love
  • sad
🌈 General Information
Category Travel & Places




Keywordsrainbow, weather
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0