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Renzo is a notable international baby name for boys. Innovative in tone, its popularity ranges from European countries like France and Italy to East Asian countries like Japan. Renzo Shima is the name of a protagonist in the Blue Exorcist series, and Renzo Zulla was the male protagonist of the Renzo + Lucia series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Renzo:

Latin, Italian, Spanish: From Laurentum, laurel tree
Japanese: Third link, third son

Origin of the name Renzo:

Renzo is a unique baby name with two possible origins. In Italian and Spanish, Renzo is a diminutive of the name Lorenzo. The name Lorenzo is the variation of Lawrence found in Romance languages. Lawrence originates from the Roman cognomen Laurentius (meaning “from Laurentum”). The city of Laurentem derive its name from the term laurus (meaning “laurel tree”). Alternatively, Renzo can also derive from the Japanese kanji characters that mean “third link” or “third son.”

Symbolism of the name Renzo:

Renzo is a short form of Lorenzo (meaning “from Laurentum”). In the Roman Empire, the city of Laurentum was famous for its abundance of laurel trees. Ancient Greeks and Romans used laurels to signify triumph or victory. The Roman symbol of the laurel was the wreath or crown.

Style of the name Renzo:

Classic

Gender of the name Renzo:

Renzo is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Renzo:

REHN-zoh

Number of syllables in the name Renzo:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Renzo:

The name Renzo evokes feelings of renegade power.

Alternative spellings for the name Renzo:

  • Renso
  • Reizo
  • Rhenzo

Nicknames for the name Renzo:

  • Ren
  • Rennie
  • Renny
  • Renzi
  • Enzo 
  • Zo

Popularity of the name Renzo:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Renzo was the 1,622nd most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Renzo:

  • Reno
  • Rene 
  • Rico
  • Romeo
  • Roberto
  • Romero
  • Renato

Great middle names for Renzo and their meanings:

  • Adonis (lord, ruler, handsome one)
  • Alfredo (elf counsel)
  • Bruce (brushwood thicket, willow grove)
  • Eliam (people of God)
  • Gideon (feller, sawyer, hewer)
  • Ilyas (the Lord is my God)
  • Itsuki (tree)
  • Jacques (supplanter)
  • Kian (king, ancient, enduring)
  • Kiyoshi (pure)
  • Marcel (young warrior)
  • Yasir (rich, wealthy, prosperous)
  • Yunus (dove)

Famous people with the name Renzo:

  • Renzo Alberto Yáñez Adasme (footballer)
  • Renzo Giovanni Arbore (television presenter)
  • Renzo De Felice (historian)
  • Renzo Gracie (mixed martial artist)
  • Renzo Pasolini (motorcycle racer)
  • Renzo Piano (architect)
  • Renzo Santiago Rodriguez (footballer)
  • Renzo Rossellini (film producer)
  • Renzo Rosso (fashion entrepreneur)
  • Renzo Zorzi (racing driver)

Renzo in popular culture:

  • Renzo Shima (protagonist in the Blue Exorcist series)
  • Renzo Tramaglino (silk weaver in The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni)
  • Renzo Zulla (protagonist of the Renzo + Lucia series)