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What does Renato mean?

Renato Pronunciation of Renato [re-na-to] as a name for boys is of Latin and French derivation, and the meaning of Renato is "ruler's advisor; rebirth". Renato is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Renato is also a Spanish form of Rene (French). Renato is also used as a derivative of Reynold (Latin).

Associated with: ruler (king), advisor (counsel).


15 related forms via Reginald, Rene, Reynold: Regino, Reinald, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renat, Renatus, Renaud, Renauld, Renault, Renne, Reynald, Reynaldo, Rinaldo and Ronald.

Creative forms:
(male) Rento, ..

(female) Renada, Renaro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Renato Darrius (R.D.), ..

How popular is Renato?

Renato is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1071 out of 1220, Top 88%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Renato was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #1335 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Renato listed in the Top 2000 are Ronald (#433 in 2015), Rene (#813), Reginald (#875), Reynaldo (#1112), Reinaldo, Rinaldo, Reynold and Renaldo. Other variants, like Renauld, are seldom used. These relations of Renato reached the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (median #1105) and are now much less widespread (#1470, 96.3%), with forms like Rene becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reynaldo, Reynold, Rinaldo, Ronald in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amato, Anasto, Benito, Bennito, Berto, Cato, Derito, Donato, Jenaro, Kato, Mankato, Pepito, Plato, Ranald, Read, Reade, Reave, Regan, Reinart, Reizo, Remo, Ren, Renard, Renardo, Rendall, Renier, Renjiro, Renke, Rennard, Rennie, Renny, Reno, Renton, Renzo, Reo, Rexton, Reynard, Reynardo, Ringo, Rito, Romano, Ronal, Ronaldo, Ronan, Rufaro, Santo and Sesto. These names tend to be less frequently used than Renato.

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