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What does Renee mean?

Renee Pronunciation of Renee as a girls' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Re-, -nee, modern


VARIANTS Ranae, Ranay, Ranee, Renae, Renata, Renay, Renaye, Rene, Reneisha, Renell, Renelle, Renie, Renisha, Renita, Renne, Rennie, Renny, Rhianaye, Rrenae

SEE ALSO Renske, Shanae

RELATIONS VIA RENATA Renate, Renetta, Renette, Renisa, Renise, Rennae, Rennay

(female) Relee, ..

(male) Reer, ..

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How popular is Renee?

Renee is a very prominent first name for females (#182 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#64008 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Renee reached its highest rank of #70 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1086 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Renee (#1086 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Renata (#636), Renetta, Renita, Rennie, Shanae, Renay, Ranee, Renae, Renate, Ranae and Rene. Other forms, like Renise, are uncommon. These forms of Renee were favored as birth names 6 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.31%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.03%, DOWN 89.8%). Renee has historically been a favorite of parents, although Renata appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Rene used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renee, Ranae, Ranee, Renae, Renata in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renate, Renay, Rene, Renetta, Renita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rennie, Shanae in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Renee is alike in pronunciation to Rainee, Rainey, Rana, Rani, Rania, Ranna, Rawnie, Raynee, Reanna, Reena, Reina, Reney, Reyna, Reyney, Rina, Rinah, Rona, Ronay, Ronee, Roni, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronney, Ronni and Ronny. Other recommended sound-alike names are Banee, Bernee, Brenee, Danee, Debee, Demee, Irenee, Janee, Jeanee, Jenee, Jennee, Jeree, Jinee, Jonee, Keree, Lonee, Penee, Pennee, Raelee, Raene, Ramee, Randee, Reade, Reanne, Ree, Reece, Reed, Reene, Reese, Reine, Remie, Reneeta, Rilee, Robee, Rosee, Rubee, Ryenne, Rylee, Tanee, Teree, Tonee and Wendee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Renee.