What does Renaud mean?
Renaud [re-naud] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the name Renaud means "ruler's advisor; strong decision; fox". Renaud is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Renaud is also a variation of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox.
20 more different relations via Reginald, Reynard: Raynald, Raynard, Reginauld, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Reinold, Reinwald, Renard, Renardo, Renato, Renauld, Rennard, Reynaldo, Reynardo, Reynold, Rinaldo and Ronald▼.Creative forms:
(male) Ranaud, Ronaud, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Renaud Kamryn (R.K.), ..
How popular is Renaud?
Renaud is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5440 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Ronald (#433 in recent rankings), Rene (#813), Reginald (#875), Reynaldo (#1112), Rinaldo, Reynold, Renato, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Renard and Raynard are the popular alternative forms of Renaud (not ranked). Other variants, like Rennard, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Renaud was common among parents 75 years ago (usage of 1.98%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.07%, ▼96%), with forms such as Rene becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Renaud is pronounced similarly to Rennie, Renny and Reno. Other recommended names are Arnaud, Arnoud, Claud▼, Evraud (see Everard), Geraud (see Gerald), Giraud, Knud, Laud, Lenard▼, Mehmud, Menard, Rad, Radd, Ranald, Rand, Raul, Read, Reade, Reave, Redd, Redfurd (see Redford), Redmund (see Redmond), Reed▲, Regan, Reid▲, Reinart, Remus, Ren, Renado, Renaldo, Renat, Renatus, Rendall, Renfred, Renier, Renke, Renne, Renton, Renzo, Reyd, Reynald, Ricard, Rikard, Rinus, Riyad, Roald, Roeland, Roland▼, Ronal, Ronaldo, Ronan▲, Roneld, Ryeland and Ryland▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Renaud.See names in meaning and etymology.