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Gender: Male Meaning of Remy: "oarsman" Origin of Remy: French from Latin Remy's Popularity in 2017: #449

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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

The name of a fifth century saint and one of a new generation of 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.

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Famous People Named Remy

Saint Remy aka Remigius, Bishop of Tours
Remy Thorne, American actor
Remy Hii, Australian actor
Rémy Vincent Andrianjanaka, Malagasy politician
Remy Belleau, French renaissance poet
Rémy Belvaux, Belgian actor
Remy Bonjasky, Surninam-born Dutch professional K-1 kickboxer
Rémy Cabella, French footballer
Rémy Card, French Linux software developer
Rémi Casty, French rugby league footballer
Rémy Ceillier, French Benedictine monk and historian
Remy Charlip, American children's book author and illustrator
Rémy Couvez, French musician who plays the hurdy-gurdy
Remy de Gourmont, French writer
Rémy Désilets, Canadian politician
Rémy Di Gregorio, French professional cyclist
Rémy Girard, Québécois actor
Remy Hamilton, American NFL football kicker
Remy Hermoso, Venezuelan baseball player
Remy Keo, Cambodian politician
Rémy Julienne, French stunt performer
Rémy Maertens, Belgian tug of war competitor
Rémy Martin, French rugby union flanker
Remy Munasifi, American stand-up comedian, parody musician and video artist
Rémy Noë, English painter of French-Dutch descent
Remy Ong, Singaporean bowling champion
Rémy Pflimlin, French media executive
Rémy Pointereau, French politician
Remy Presas, Filipino martial artist
Remy P. Presas, American martial artist
Rémy Raffalli, French World War II soldier
Rémy Riou, French footballer
Remy Shand, Canadian R&B/Soul artist
Rémy Trudel, Québécois politician
Rémy Vercoutre, Soccer goalkeeper
Remy Wellen, German ice hockey forward
Achille Rémy Percheron, French entomologist
Jean Rémy Ayouné, former foreign minister of Gabon
Jean-Rémy Bessieux, French missionary and bishop
Jean-Rémy Moët, French wine merchant of Moët et Chandon
Loic Remy, French International Footballer
Jerry Remy, American baseball announcer and former player

Pop Culture References for the name Remy

Remy, rat and main character in Pixar's Ratatouille
Remy Etienne Lebeau aka Gambit, character in Marvel's X-Men series
Remy Delatour, character on TV's Devious Maids
Remy Danton, character on TV's House of Cards
Remy Baudouin, character in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Remy Buxaplenty, character in animated series The Fairly OddParents
Rémy Legaludec, character in The Da Vinci Code
Remy Marathe, character in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
Remy McSwain, character in movie "The Big Easy"
Remy, character in video game StreetFighter
Remy, secretary of Lord Julian on TV's "Reign"
Remy, Landlord on TV's New Girl


adadadad Says:


fucc it up

kittylover777 Says:


Love it!!!!!

techitisJ Says:


I absolutely adore this name and it has remained one of my favorite names these past 3 years. :)

countrygrl715 Says:


My oldest son is named Remy and he loves it. People always ask what it's short for or say it funny and he has to spell it for them but that's why I love it! No other Remy's in his class or even school.

eveyalecia Says:


One of my favorites :)