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Rene is a terrific baby name for boys. Known for its links to classic mythology, this name has a timeless role in popular culture. Rene Picard was the name of a main character in the Gone with the Wind franchise, and Rene “Wild Dog” Ramirez is also a main character in the Arrow series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Rene:

Old Latin, Reborn, born again

Origin of the name Rene:

Rene is the modern form of the Latin name Renatus. This name originates from the Old Latin word natus (meaning “born”) combined with the Latin prefix re (meaning “again”). Therefore, Rene means “reborn” or “born again.” The feminine variation of this name is Renee.

Symbolism of the name Rene:

Rene is a masculine name of Latin origin that means “reborn” or “born again.” The symbol of Rene is the mythological phoenix. During antiquity, the phoenix was a legendary immortal bird famous for its practice of self-combustion. The scarlet bird would then rise again from the ashes of its predecessor.

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Gender of the name Rene:

Rene is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Rene:


Number of syllables in the name Rene:


Emotion evoked from the name Rene:

The name Rene evokes feelings of regeneration and resurrection.

Alternative spellings for the name Rene:

Nicknames for the Rene:

  • Ree
  • Ren
  • Renny
  • Rennie

Popularity of the name Rene:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Rene was the 964th most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Related names for the name Rene:

  • Reese 
  • Reine
  • Regé
  • Rome
  • Roscoe 
  • Reggie
  • Rafe
  • Rance
  • Roarke
  • Ronnie

Great middle names for Rene and their meanings:

  • Alain (little rock, noble, handsome)
  • Andre (manly, masculine, strong)
  • Boniface (lucky, fortunate, auspicious)
  • Constantine (constant, steadfast)
  • Cornelius (horn)
  • Damien (tame, conquer, subdue)
  • Etienne (wreath, crown)
  • François (Frenchman)
  • George (farmer, earth worker)
  • Lorenzo (laurel tree, person from Laurentum)
  • Miguel (who is like God)
  • Placide (quiet, calm)
  • Sebastian (revered, venerable)
  • Toussaint (all saints)
  • Vespasian (west)

Famous people with the name Rene:

  • Rene Angelil (music producer and husband of singer Celine Dion)
  • Rene Murat Auberjonois (actor and director)
  • Rene de Birague (cardinal and chancellor)
  • Rene Descartes (philosopher)
  • Rene Geronimo Favaloro (cardiac surgeon)
  • Rene Levesque (politician)
  • Rene François Ghislain Magritte (painter)
  • Rene Mark Nelson Ranger (rugby union player)
  • Rene Paul Robert (ice hockey player)
  • Rene Anthony Rougeau (basketball player)
  • Rene Claude Simard (singer)
  • Rene Frederic Thom (mathematician)

Rene in popular culture:

  • Rene 41 (nickel-based superalloy)
  • Rene Mathis (character in Casino Royale by Ian Fleming)
  • Rene Picard (character in the Gone with the Wind franchise)
  • Rene “Wild Dog” Ramirez (character in the Arrow series)
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