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What does Rene mean?

Rene Pronunciation of Rene [rene] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Rene). Short form of Irene (Greek) "peace". Also used as an independent name, mainly since the early 20th century.

Associated with: greek, peace, 20th century (modern).


Rene has 3 variants: Reney, Renie and Rennie.

Affiliated girl names: Renata and Renee.

10 more relations via Irene: Eirene, Erena, Erene, Iren, Irena, Irenea, Irenee, Irine, Rena and Rina.

1 masculine form: Ren.

Creative forms:
(female) Reane, Rine, ..

(male) Redi, Rened, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rene Viviana (R.V.), ..

How popular is Rene?

Rene is a very popular first name for women (#674 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#12942 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rene reached its apex rank of #346 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rene name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Rene ranked in the Top 2000 are Irena, Irene (#629 from recent data), Irine, Rena, Renata (#636), Renee (#1086), Rennie and Rina. Other forms, like Erene, are uncommon. These forms of Rene reached the top of their popularity 105 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and are now much less common (usage 0.1%, down 95%), with forms like Rene becoming less stylish. Irene is the all-time favorite, though Renata has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rene, Irena, Irene, Irine, Rena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renata, Renee, Rennie, Rina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rene is alike in pronunciation to Raina, Rainee, Rana, Ranay, Rani, Rania, Rawnie, Rayna, Raynee, Reanna, Reena, Renaye, Rennae, Renny, Reyney, Rinah, Ronay, Ronee, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronney, Ronnie, Rowena, Rrenae and Ryana. Other recommended names are Aine, Anne, Dane, Dene, Ferne, Gene, Ilene, Jane, Jeane, Jone, June, Lane, Lene, Leone, Mone, Rae, Raene, Raine, Rayne, Rea, Read, Reanne, Reba, Ree, Reed, Reene, Reese, Rei, Reine, Remi, Remie, Remy, Renate, Renne, Resi, Reza, Rezi, Riane, Rolene, Rozene, Rue, Ryane, Ryen, Ryenne, Rynn, Shene, Sine, Teone, Tine and Verne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rene.

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