What does Renate mean?
Renate is a very prominent first name for women (#1382 out of 4276, Top 32%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Renate and associated names. Prominent related forms of Renate (#unlisted) are Renae, Renata (#659 last year), Rene, Renee (#962) and Renita. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during 1960-1969 and has become much less widespread since, with the versions Renae, Rene, Renee and Renita becoming less trendy. Renata (#659) is the most fashionable baby name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)