Renee: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Renee

Renee

Pronunciation: reh-NAY (key)

Origin of the name Renee:

Feminine form of the French Rene, from the Late Latin Renātus, which is a direct derivative of renātus (reborn, born again).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Renée, Renae

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Comments and insights on the name Renee: | Edit

I hate the masculine version of Rene but I think Renee is very feminine, unique, and beautiful for a girl. Renee has a very elegant sound and I think of someone intelligent and creative having this name. It also is quite unique outside of France.

Personal experiences with the name Renee: | Edit

People misspell it frequently with a or leave off an e, or place the accent over the incorrect e. Otherwise I'm very happy to be a Renée. It's reasonably uncommon outside of France, and it's nice to feel a little unique and have an air of European sophistication! The nickname "Née-Née" is cute for a kid, but the novelty wears off approaching the teenage years. Ren or Née is fine, though!

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I agree completely with the above comment. I always have to spell my name for people, but besides that I really love my name so much so that I passed it on to my daughter as a middle name.

I am considering this name for my baby! I love the idea of the nicknames Ren as she gets older or Nay Nay as a baby. I have an old acquaintance named Renee, however, who was extremely rude, superficial, and honestly just a mean, nasty person in general. She has gages in her ears now and makes a disgusted face whenever she sees a person. Despite knowing her, I really like the name. Anybody can be as nasty and condescending as she was and the name has nothing to do with it. If i name my daughter Renee I know she'll be a nice, loving, wonderful person.

I have a niece named Renee, and she is a pretty girl who is also athletically gifted and highly intelligent, particularly in Science and Math. She is a perfect combination of girlie and tom-boy. :)

Nicknames for Renee: | Edit

Ren, Nay, Nay-nay, Reneegade, Ray

Meanings and history of the name Renee: | Edit

French, meaning "reborn": née translates directly as born.

Famous real-life people named Renee: | Edit

Princess Renée of France, Duchess of Ferrera
Renée Zellweger, American actress
Renée Richards (born Richard Raskind), American tennis player
Singer Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter have a daughter named Renée
Renée O'Connor, American actress
Renée Fleming, American operatic soprano
Renée Simonsen, Danish model
Renée Vivien, Anglo-French poet
Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
Renée Asherton, English actress
Renée Cox, Jamaican-American artist, photographer, and political activist

Renee in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Walk Away Renee", song by The Left Banke & The Four Tops

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