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What does Renaud mean?

Renaud Pronunciation of Renaud as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the name Renaud means "ruler's advisor; strong decision; fox". Renaud is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Renaud is also a variation of Reynard (Old German, Old French): the French word for fox.


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king), advisor (counsel), strong, fox (wolf)


VARIANTS Rene, Renault, Rainault

OTHER FORMS VIA REGINALD, REYNARD Raynald, Raynard, Reginauld, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Reinold, Reinwald, Renard, Renardo, Renato, Renauld, Rennard, Reynaldo, Reynardo, Reynold, Rinaldo, Ronald



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How popular is Renaud?

Renaud is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5440 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Ronald (#493 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Reginald (#831), Rene (#929), Reynaldo (#1333), Raynard, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Renard, Renato, Reynold and Rinaldo are the popular alternative forms of Renaud (NOT RANKED). Other variants, like Rennard, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Renaud was common among parents 78 years ago (USAGE OF 1.98%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.07%, 97%), with forms such as Reginald becoming somewhat outmoded. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raynard, Reginald, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Renard in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Renaud is pronounced similarly to Rennie, Renny and Reno. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arnaud, Arnoud, Claud, Evraud (see Everard), Geraud (see Gerald), Giraud, Knud, Laud, Lenard, Mehmud, Menard, Rad, Radd, Ranald, Rand, Raul, Read, Reade, Reave, Redd, Redfurd (see Redford), Redmund (see Redmond), Reed, Regan, Reid, Reinart, Remus, Ren, Renado, Renaldo, Renat, Renatus, Rendall, Renfred, Renier, Renke, Renne, Renton, Renzo, Reyd, Reynald, Ricard, Rikard, Rinus, Riyad, Roald, Roeland, Roland, Ronal, Ronaldo, Ronan, Roneld, Ryeland and Ryland. These names tend to be more frequently used than Renaud.

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