Rene name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Rene

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Israel says the name Rene means "'He was born again' in french. (In intension of Jesus). Reborn, Renew, Rename, Revived, Regenerated etc... You have to write it always Rene and no Rene" and is of French origin.
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rene means "Born again; renewed, reborn in french" and is of French origin.
  3. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Rene means "Born again".
  4. According to 2 people from Germany and the United States, the name Rene is of French origin and means "Reborn".
  5. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Rene means "Reborn with baptism".
  6. A user from South Africa says the name Rene is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "Head Strong, full of love and depended of lots of hugs and kisses".
  7. A user from Singapore says the name Rene is of French origin and means "Rebirth".
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From French René.

  1. A male given name from French
  2. A female given name from French

Rene was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, and German

Notable Persons Named Rene

Notable Persons Named Rene

René Descartes

René Descartes was a philosopher. René was born on March 31st, 1596 in Descartes, Indre-et-Loire. He left this life on February 11th, 1650.

Rene Russo

Rene Russo is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1981. Rene was given the name Rene Marie Russo on February 17th, 1954 in Burbank, California, United States.

René Magritte

René Magritte was an artist in the field of painting. René was given the name René François Ghislain Magritte on November 21st, 1898 in Lessines, Belgium. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1967.

René Angélil

René Angélil was a singer, manager, and director. He was most active from 1961 to 2014. René was born on January 16th, 1942 in Montreal. He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 2016.

René Auberjonois

René Auberjonois is an actor and singer. He was most active from 1962 to present. René was given the name René Murat Auberjonois on June 1st, 1940 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1894 to 1925. Rainer was given the name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke on December 4th, 1875 in Prague. He passed away on December 29th, 1926.

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  • René Higuita
    Soccer Player
  • René Redzepi
  • Residente
  • René Lacoste
    Tennis Player
  • René Dif
  • René Duprée
  • René Goscinny
    Comics Creator
  • René Lévesque
    Premier of Quebec
  • René Laennec
  • René Arthur Gagnon
    Military Person
  • James Hadley Chase
  • Rene Liu
  • René Coty

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rene

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rene

Chris Rene

Chris Rene is a rhythm, blues, hip hop music, pop music, and rock music musician. He holds the title Young Homie". He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Chris was given the name Christopher René on December 25th, 1982 in United States.


René was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Anjou; King of Naples. René was born as the child of Louis II of Naples and Yolande of Aragon in Château d'Angers. He passed away on August 10th, 1480.

France-Albert René

France-Albert René is an office holder. France-Albert was born on November 16th, 1935 in Victoria, Seychelles.

Wendy Rene

Wendy Rene was a soul music, rhythm, and blues singing. Her career lasted from 1962 to 1967. Wendy was given the name Mary Frierson in Memphis, Tennessee. Wendy is also known as Mary Cross. She died on December 16th, 2014.

Leon Rene

Leon was born on February 6th, 1902. He passed away on May 30th, 1982.

Ralph René

Ralph René was a writer. Ralph was born on August 24th, 1933. He passed away on December 10th, 2008.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rene U.S.
  White 24.45% 64.26%
  African American 62.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rene

People with the last name Rene are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rene

  • What name lists does Rene rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rene? Rene is the 825th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rene was the 10,860th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71,352 babies born with the first name Rene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rene to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rene is Saturday, November 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Rene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rene was in 1962 with a total of 916 babies.
  • Random Rene Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rene ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 326 babies in Texas have the same name in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Rene: The name spelled backwards is Ener. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rene. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,933 people with the last name Rene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rene as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rene name meaning

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