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Meaning and name origin

Renee \r(e)-nee\ as a girl's name is pronounced ren-NAY. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Renee is "reborn". Renée is the French form of Renata, more common in modern times. Ren- is also used as a prefix with various endings to create new names. Tennis celebrity Renee Richards; actresses Renee Russo, Renée Zellweger.


Renee has 19 variant forms: Ranae, Ranay, Ranee, Renae, Renata, Renay, Renaye, Rene, Reneisha, Renell, Renelle, Renie, Renisha, Renita, Renne, Rennie, Renny, Rhianaye and Rrenae.

For more information, see also related girl names Renske and Shanae.


Renee is a very popular first name for females (#182 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#34893 out of 88799, Top 39%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Renee for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Renee and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Renata (#659), Renee (#962), Shanae, Renita, Renae and Rene. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Renata, Renee, Shanae, Renita, Renae, Rene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Renee is also pronounced similarly to Rainee, Raynee, Rena, Reney, Rennae, Reyney, Ronae, Ronee and Ronnee. Other suggested similar baby names are Jenee, Penee, Raene, Ramee, Reanne, Reene, Reine, Remie and Ryenne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Renee.