Gender: Male Meaning of Rene: "reborn" Origin of Rene: French Rene's Popularity in 2018: #929

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.

16 names similar to Rene

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Rene. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Rene, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Rene using our baby name generator.


Rank in US: #929

- this week

Famous People Named Rene

Pop Culture References for the name Rene


Amedee Says:


"most non-French people would hear it as a girls’ name." Nope, most people in the Netherlands would hear it as a unisex male-leaning name. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in other parts of Europe.

Nozomi Says:


Thank you I was very bewildered on how you pronounce it ^-^

roseofjune Says:


Michaela here. It is correctly pronounced "ren-nay". The correct spelling is René with an accent on the last e. :)

Nozomi Says:


How would it be pronounced ( ren - AY ) or ( reen )

Michaela Says:


I'm in love with it for a boy's name.