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 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).