Gender: Female Meaning of Renee: "reborn" Origin of Renee: French from Latin

Renee Origin and Meaning

The name Renee is a girl's name meaning "reborn".

Chic in the fifties, now kept in the public eye mainly by actress Zellweger. Variations include Rene, Renae, and Renny.

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


This name is slowly growing on me :) I like how soft and delicate it is

SABRINA628 Says:


This is the name of my best friend so I associate with her. In our high school there were three Renee's, one of which was a guy. Which was surprising since I graduated only two years ago.

headintheclouds Says:


Renee is one of the names I think sounds lovely and objectively like (love the Ren- beginning and the nickname Ren for this), but personally find rather dated due to its popularity within my mother's generation, and I don't love the name enough to look past my association and consider it as a favorite. Elaine, Karen and Colette are other names off the top of my head that I have under this category. Renee is very elegant and sophisticated though, and it would be refreshing to meet a little Renee (like under the age of ten) IRL.

Daiseymae Says:


A very classy French name. I love it.

ReneeAnne Says:


Renee needs a better description on nameberry, this is shameful. It has a rich etymology. I was named Renee for my grandmother nee Ralyea.

SilverSky109 Says:


There's something so classic and sophisticated about this name! I also associate it with the amazing actress Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle on Xena: Warrior Princess). I don't know why this name isn't more popular, I think it's absolutely stunning :).

cabosanmucus Says:


I believe Renee is timeless and elegant. ❤️

fluttershy574 Says:


My daughter's beautiful name.

vintageisfave Says:


I knew a little Renee. She was adorable! I can't believe how unpopular this name is! I thought it would at least be in the top 300.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I've always associated this name with Renee O'Connor, and I really love it!

malloree Says:


I thought this name would be more popular, but luckily it isn't! Renee has been one of my all time favorites!