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What does Rene mean?

Rene Pronunciation of Rene as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Rene). Short form of Irene (Greek) "peace". Also used as an independent name, mainly since the early 20th century. Also form of Renata. Also form of Renee.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, peace, 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Reney, Renie, Rennie

RELATIONS VIA IRENE Eirene, Erena, Erene, Iren, Irena, Irenea, Irenee, Irine, Rena, Rina




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How popular is Rene?

Rene is a very popular first name for women (#674 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#12942 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rene reached its apex rank of #346 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 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?

Prominent related forms of Rene ranked in the Top 2000 are Irena, Irene (#637 FROM RECENT DATA), Irine, Rena, Renata (#505), Renee (#1067), Rennie and Rina. Other forms, like Erene, are uncommon. These forms of Rene reached the top of their popularity 108 years ago (USAGE OF 0.9%) and are now much less common (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 92%), with forms like Rene becoming less stylish. Irene is the all-time favorite, though Renata has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rene, Irena, Irene, Irine, Rena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renata, Renee, Rennie, Rina 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 Rainee, Rainy, Rana, Ranae, Ranay, Ranee, Rani, Rawnie, Rayna, Rena, Renae, Renee, Rennay, Rinah, Riona, Rona, Ronae, Ronee, Roni, Ronna, Ronney, Ronny, Rowena, Rrenae and Ryana. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aine, Anne, Dane, Dene, Erene, Ferne, Gene, Ilene, Jenne, Jone, June, Lane, Lene, Leone, Mone, Raene, Raine, Raye, Rayne, Rea, Read, Reade, Reanne, Reba, Ree, Reene, Reese, Rei, Reine, Remi, Remie, Remy, Renate, Renne, Resi, Reza, Rezi, Riane, Rolene, Rozene, Rue, Ryane, Ryen, Ryenne, Rynn, Shene, Sine, Teone, Tine and Verne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rene.