The name of a fifth century saint, Remy sounds particularly modern and attractive and is being revived for both boys and girls, sometimes as Remi. It entered the popularity list in 2009, and jumped almost 100 places the following year.
Remy came into the spotlight via the 2007 Disney film "Ratatouille," starring an ambitious chef named Remy--who happened to be a rat. The name has also been borne by a variety of human characters in The Da Vinci Code, "House," "New Girl" and "The Fairly Oddparents."
Remy de Gourmont was a French Symbolist poet, Remy Charlip is a children's book author and illustrator.
Remy is one of those rare names that combines ancient roots with modern sleekness. Boys outnumber girls with the classic Remy spelling by about 5 to 4; girls named Remi outnumber those named Remy by about the same proportion. With either spelling and for either gender, it's a winning choice.