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Rene (boy)

What does Rene mean?

Rene Pronunciation of Rene [rene] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Rene) is pronounced re-NAY, REN-ee. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Rene is "rebirth". René is the modern form of Renatus. See also Renny. Actor René Auberjonois.

Associated with: modern.


Rene has 5 variants: Renat, Renato, Renatus, Rene and Renne.

Related boy names: Ren and Reginald.

1 more different relation via Renny: Rennie.

Creative forms:
(male) Rened, Reyne, ..

(female) Reane, Reni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rene Ciaran (R.C.), ..

How popular is Rene?

Rene is a very popular first name for men (#295 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#12942 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rene reached its top position of #269 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #813. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Reginald (#875 via latest list), Rennie, Renato and Ren are the popular varying forms of Rene (#813 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Rene reached the apex of their popularity 6 decades ago (average #1161) and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Reginald going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rene, Reginald, Ren, Renato, Rennie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rene is alike in pronunciation to Renaud, Reno, Reyni, Ronnie, Ronny, Rooney and Rowney. Other recommended names are Arne, Dane, Dene, Enne, Fane, Gene, Heine, Herne, June, Kane, Keane, Keene, Keyne, Lane, Leone, Rae, Rafe, Raine, Rance, Rand, Rane, Range, Raye, Rayne, Reade, Reave, Redd, Reece, Reed, Rees, Reese, Reg, Regen, Reid, Reide, Reis, Remee, Remi, Remie, Remo, Remy, Renier, Renke, Reo, Reuel, Reve, Rey, Reyd, Reyes, Rien, Rike, Ring, Roane, Roe, Rome, Ron, Ronel, Ronn, Roone, Rowe, Rube, Rune, Rye, Ryen, Ryne, Tune, Vane and Verne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rene.