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What does Renauld mean?

Renauld Pronunciation of Renauld [re-nauld] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Renauld means "strong decision; fox; ruler's advisor". Renauld is an alternate form of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox. Renauld is also a form of Reynold (Latin): version of Reginald.

Associated with: strong, fox (wolf), ruler (king), advisor (counsel).


Renauld has 1 variant: Reynald.

12 more relations via Reynard, Reynold: Reginald, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renard, Renardo, Renato, Renaud, Renault, Rennard, Reynaldo and Rinaldo.

Creative forms:
(male) Ranauld, Ronauld, ..


Middle name pairings:
Renauld Legend (R.L.), ..

How popular is Renauld?

Renauld is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#103193 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Renauld (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Reginald (#875 last year), Reinaldo, Renaldo, Renard, Renato, Reynaldo (#1112), Reynold and Rinaldo. These relations of Renauld were at the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (usage of 0.2%) and have become much less common since. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Renauld is pronounced similarly to Ranald, Raynald, Reinald, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Ronald and Roneld. Other suggested similar names are Arnald, Arnauld, Bernald, Derald, Donald, Fernald, Gerald, Girauld, Jerald, Rainault, Raul, Read, Redfurd (see Redford), Redmund (see Redmond), Reginauld, Reginault, Regnauld (see Reginald), Regnault, Renat, Renatus, Rendall, Rendell, Renfred, Roald, Ronal, Ronaldo and Sewald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Renauld.

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