Rene Origin and Meaning

The name Rene is a boy's name of French origin meaning "reborn".

Though it's used for boys, most non-French people would hear it as a girls’ name. Most would be surprised to learn that Rene has always charted in the US Top 1000 for boys.

# 962 in the US

Rene Rank in US Top 1000

Rene Popularity

Famous People Named Rene

  • Saint René GoupilFrench martyr, companion of St. Isaac Jogues
  • René DescartesFrench philosopher
  • René MagritteBelgian surrealist painter
  • René Murat AuberjonoisAmerican actor
  • Rene RangerNew Zealand rugby player
  • RenéDuke of Anjou, 15th century titular king of Naples and Jerusalem
  • Rene Goscinnywriter of the Asterix comic books
  • René MarquésPuerto Rican short story writer and playwright

Rene in Pop Culture

  • Rene Picardcharacter in "Gone With the Wind"
  • René Ramirez aka Wild Dogcharacter on TV's "Arrow"
  • René MathisFrench agent in Ian Fleming's novel "Casino Royale"
  • René 41nickel based superalloy
  • Renéeponymous character in François,René de Chateaubriand's novel