Rene: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rene

Rene

Pronunciation: reh-NAY (key)

Origin of the name Rene:

From the Late Latin Renātus, which is a direct derivative of renātus (reborn, born again). A perennially popular French name, Rene was, and in many cases still is, bestowed in celebration of the Christian's spiritual rebirth. The name was borne by the French philospher and mathematician René Descartes (1596 - 1650).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Rene Auberjonois - Star Trek actor
Rene Huard, antiques expert
Rene Lavan, actor
Rene y Rene - a duo singing act comprised of Rene Ornelas and Rene Herrera, both from Laredo, Texas.
René Caillé -- famous French explorer who went to Timbuktu

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