What does Renee mean?
Renee /re-nee/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Renee for girls. Renee entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #74 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #962 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Renee and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Renee (#962 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Renata (#659 the previous year), Shanae, Renita, Rene and Renae. Forms like Renetta are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3935%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0632%, down 83.9%), with the versions Renee, Renae, Rene, Renita and Shanae falling out of style. Renata (#659) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Renee▼ is alike in pronunciation to Rainee, Raynee, Rena▼, Reney, Reyney, Ronae, Ronee and Ronnee. Other recommended similar baby names are Jenee, Penee, Raene, Ramee, Reanne, Reene, Reine, Remie and Ryenne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Renee.