Gender: Male Meaning of Remy: "oarsman" Origin of Remy: French from Latin Remy's Popularity in 2019: #423

Remy Origin and Meaning

The name Remy is a boy's name of French, Latin origin meaning "oarsman".

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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Rank in US: #423

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ladimon Says:


rat boi

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 :)