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Meaning and name origin

Rene \r(e)-ne\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Rene). Short form of Irene (Greek) "peace". Also used as an independent name, mainly since the early 20th century.


Rene has 3 variant forms: Reney, Renie and Rennie.

For more information, see also related girl names Renata and Renee.

There is 1 masculine form of Rene: Ren.


Rene is a very popular first name for females (#674 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12967 out of 88799, Top 15%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rene for girls. Rene reached its highest rank of #330 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rene outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rene and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Renata (#659), Irene (#668), Renee (#962) and Rene. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Irene, Renata, Rene, Renee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Irene, Renee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rene is also pronounced similarly to Rana, Ranae, Ranee, Rani, Reena, Reina, Rena, Renae, Renay, Renaye, Rennae, Renny, Reyna, Reyney, Rina, Rona, Ronae, Ronee, Roni and Rrenae. Other suggested similar baby names are Dene, Gene, Lene, Raene, Raine, Rayne, Reanne, Ree, Reene, Reine, Remi, Remie, Remy, Renne, Riane, Ryane, Ryen, Ryenne and Rynn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rene.