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What does Ren mean?

Ren Pronunciation of Ren as a boys' name. Nickname for Reginald or other Ren- names, or a variant of Rene. It was used occasionally before the success of the cartoon "Ren and Stimpy".



VARIANTS Renne, Renny

OTHER FORMS VIA REGINALD, RENE Reg, Reggy, Regin, Regino, Renat, Renato, Renaud, Rene



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How popular is Ren?

Ren is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#12241 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ren entered the list in 2014 and reached its top rank of #1503 in the U.S. in 2016, and is presently at #1779. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Ren (#1779 VIA LATEST LIST) are Reginald (#831), Renato and Rene (#929). These forms of Ren reached the top of their popularity in the 1960s (AVERAGE #990) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions like Rene becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Ren is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Roone, Rowan, Rowen, Royan, Rune, Ryan, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ben, Den, Ken, Len, Pen, Reg, Rei, Reno, Reo, Rex and Rey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ren.