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What does Ren mean?

Ren Pronunciation of Ren [ren] as a boys' name. Nickname for Reginald or other Ren- names, or a variant of Rene. It was used occasionally before the success of the cartoon "Ren and Stimpy".


Ren has 2 variants: Renne and Renny.

8 more different relations via Reginald, Rene: Reg, Reggy, Regin, Regino, Renat, Renato, Renaud and Rene.

Creative forms:
(male) Ran, Reyn, ..

(female) Rann, Reni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ren Zachery (R.Z.), ..

How popular is Ren?

Ren is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#12241 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ren entered the list in 2014 and reached its top rank of #1998 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Ren are Reginald (#875 via latest list), Renato and Rene (#813). These forms of Ren reached the top of their popularity in the 1960s (average #990) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions like Rene becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ren, Reginald, Renato, Rene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ren is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan, Rune, Ryan, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun. Other recommended names are Ben, Den, Ken, Len, Pen, Rei, Reno, Reo, Rex and Rey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ren.