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What does Renard mean?

Renard Pronunciation of Renard [re-nard] as a boys' name means "strong decision; fox". Renard is an alternate form of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox.

Associated with: strong, fox (wolf).


Renard has 3 variants: Raynard, Reinhard and Rennard.

Renard has 5 more alternative forms via Reynard: Reinhardt, Renardo, Renaud, Renauld and Reynardo.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Ronard, Runard, ..

(female) Renardni, Renardra, ..

How popular is Renard?

Renard is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#14149 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name history of Renard for boys. Renard was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1085 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Renard and related names. Reinhard and Raynard are the popular varying forms of Renard rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Renard was widespread among parents 6 decades ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renard, Raynard, Reinhard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Renard is alike in pronunciation to Rainhard and Raynord. Other suggested similar names are Bernard, Gerard, Jenaro, Jerard, Kennard, Kenward, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Menard, Rainart, Ranald, Read, Reinald, Reinart, Reinhart, Renado, Renaldo, Renat, Renato, Renfred, Reynald, Ricard, Rikard, Ronald, Seward and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Renard.

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