Silvers Rayleigh’s name is similar to John Silver from Treasure Island and Sir Walter Raleigh, an English 16th-century explorer and privateer.
When he was younger, Rayleigh had strawberry blonde hair clean cut, and had a moderate amount of facial hair. Over the years, as his hair whitened, he grew it out. He also grew a beard from his initial striped facial hair. Regardless of his age, Rayleigh is a muscular man with a broad chest and well built body.
Rayleigh is one of the few people to know the truth about One Piece and the Void Century.
He is one of the 4 characters in One Piece Universe who can use all three types of Haki: Kenbunshoku Haki, Busoshoku Haki, and Haoshoku Haki.
He is a highly skilled chef as according to Luffy, the stew Rayleigh prepared for dinner smelled very delicious.
When Rayleigh fought Kizaru, he told him that if he were to get rid of his wanted poster, he could go into a peaceful retirement. This means that Rayleigh has an active bounty; the amount has yet to be revealed.
While reading the news of the Straw Hats’ new bounties after the events at Dressrosa, Rayleigh was seen gambling.
Silver is traditionally considered the next most valuable metal after gold, and as the first mate, Silvers Rayleigh was the second highest ranked man in the crew after the captain, Gol D. Roger also known as Gold Roger. There is a theme of rare metals among the senior members of the Roger Pirates, as another member is named Scopper Gaban, as in “copper”.
Rayleigh and Coby share the same birthday.
In the 6th fan poll, Rayleigh ranked 37th.