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Meaning and name origin

Renard \r(e)-na-rd\ as a boy's name is of Old German and Old French origin, and the meaning of Renard is "strong decision; fox". Renard is a variant of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox, "renard", comes from medieval European animal stories in which the cunning fox is known as "Reynard" in reference to his cleverness.


Renard has 3 variant forms: Raynard, Reinhard, Rennard.


Renard is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12968 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Renard and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Raynard. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raynard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lenard, Menard, Reinart, Renardo, Renaud and Reynardo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Renard.