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What does Renault mean?

Renault Pronunciation of Renault [re-nault] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and Renault means "ruler's advisor". Renault is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Renault is also a form of Reynold (Latin).

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


Renault has 3 variants: Rainault, Renaud and Rene.

13 more related forms via Reginald, Reynold: Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginault, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Renado, Renaldo, Renato, Renauld, Reynald, Rheinallt and Ronald.

Creative forms:
(male) Ranault, Ronault, ..


Middle name pairings:
Renault Arian (R.A.), ..

How popular is Renault?

Renault is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#45735 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Renault (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Reginald (#875 in recent rankings), Renaldo, Renato, Rene (#813), Reynold and Ronald (#433). Other forms, like Reynald, are uncommon. These forms of Renault were popular with parents 8 decades ago (usage of 2%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.1%, 97%), with versions like Ronald becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnault, Gerallt, Girault, Ranald, Raul, Reinart, Renard, Renardo, Renat, Renatus, Rendall, Rendell, Ronal, Thebault (see Theobald) and Tybault. These names tend to be more frequently used than Renault.

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