Renee Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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
My name is Renee. It is not too popular at all. If you choose it for your daughter, she'll likely grow in to it. It's unique and feminine. It's just that I constantly spell my name for people! And it's annoying when people put the accent on the wrong 'e'.
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!
My mom was gonna name me Autumn Rochelle, but my 5 year old sisters' name was Spring Marie. My sister told my mom if she named me Autumn, she'd never speak to her again. (Lol) So my mom asks her what she'd like to name me. My sister says "Serena". My mom then decided to choose a new middle name also and settled on Renee. My mother didn't want to use the traditional spelling, so she dropped an E and added an apostrophe, giving me the name Serena Rene'. I rather like my mother's twist on Renee because it's very unique and sophisticated to me. I love it.
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.
My mothers name is Renee and she is in her 70's now and she is the best mom and Grandma ever! We call her grandma nae.
My middle name is Renee and it's what I prefer to be called, love it to death but when I was born my mother didn't think to clarify the spelling to the nurse who spelled Renae. My parents had to have a new certificate made up with the right spelling and it was a bit of mess for them. I still love it though.
- Nicknames for Renee: | Edit
Ren-Ren, Nay, Nay-nay, Renaejah, Raynae, Nae-Nae, Née, 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