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What does Remy mean?

Remy /re-my/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Remy) is of French origin, and the meaning of Remy is "from Rheims".

Champagne and brandies are the main products of Rheims, a town in central France. Saint Remi (fifth century) was a French saint. Author Remy Charlip.


Remy has 7 variants: Remee, Remi, Remie, Remmey, Remmy, Remo and Remy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Redy, Roremy, ..

(female) Reel, Remyne, ..

How popular is Remy?

Remy is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9174 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Remy for boys. Remy entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #621 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Remy and corresponding names. Remi (#1710 the previous year) and Remo are the prominent varying forms of Remy (#621 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Remy were popular presently. Remy is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Remy, Remi, Remo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Remy is alike in pronunciation to Rama, Ramey, Rami, Ramy and Romeo. Other recommended names are Jemmy, Ram, Ray, Read, Redd, Redly (see Redley), Reed, Rees, Reg, Reggy, Rei, Reid, Reis, Remus, Ren, Rene, Renny, Reno, Reo, Reve, Rex, Rey, Reyd, Rome, Rory, Roy, Ruby, Rudy, Ruy and Samy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Remy.