The name Remy is a boy's name of French, Latin origin meaning "oarsman". Remy is ranked #449 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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The name of a fifth century saint and one of a new generation of French-Names">French names being discovered in the US, Remy sounds particularly modern and attractive. The name Remy is being revived for both boys and girls, sometimes as Remi. It entered the popularity list in 2009 and has quickly become one of the fastest-rising names on the list.
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, and Remy Charlip is a children's book author and illustrator.