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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Renee
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Renee in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Renee:
Records indicate that 182,393 girls in the United States have been named Renee since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 6,013 people in the U.S. were given the name Renee. Those people are now 55 years old.
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Comments about the name Renee
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66 Positive Comments
"This is my name, and now that I'm an adult, I love it because it's neither "cutesy" or too common. The biggest problem I have is that so many people have invented their own spelling (which I do NOT like) and so I have people telling me "You spell your name wrong." No, I don't. I spell it the traditional way for a female (with the two "e"s at the end and the accent mark in the correct place). The best thing about the name is that people can't shorten it or make another name out of it easily. I have a friend named Kathryn, and within two minutes of meeting her, people just shorten it to "Kathy," which she hates. Can't do that with Renee!" Mar. 23, 2016:
"i love my name, Renee, but my social studies teacher says it wrong. I still LOVE my name though" Mar. 22, 2015:
"My daughters name is Renee. I love the name. I picture a cute nice fun smart girl. That is my daughter. Glad that is her name!!" Feb. 21, 2015:
"My name is Renee and I have only ever come across one other girl so far, and her name was spelt Renae. I used to hate my name because it was so different but now I love it! The only problem is other people spelling and pronouncing it! It's a hard name to come up with nicknames but Ney-Ney and Ronnie are the main ones I have been given." Jan. 6, 2015:
"my name is Kori Ranae ... i <3 it , wanna put a twist on it though and use it for my little girl whos due january 15th ... thought about the ranaesme , renesme but i love just ranae <3" Dec. 19, 2014:
"My daughter is Renee and I think it is a beautiful name! Yes,spelling and pronunciation can be a nightmare,I once picked up a pile of her artwork at nursery, no less than 5 different spellings! I think it is a feminine yet strong name, timeless unlike all the kayden/Hayden/brayden or lily/milly/tillie names of her classmates." Aug. 15, 2014:
"My middle name is Renee, and my friend's middle name is Renee, too! I love the way it goes with my name! I believe Renee means 'Reborn', or something like that. Anyway, <3 it! :D" Jul. 7, 2014:
"Named by mo grandma, here in Sweden it?s not a common name and as I'm only 26 I'm surpriced I've meet three others by the name... all of the older than me.
I Spell it Ren?e, I've grown used to spell it for people and to resaying it alot untill they even hear it right. Mostly they at first hear it as Lenea or think I say Renate.
I'm very found of the meaning, it's pretty much the story off my life. I died at birth but the doctors managed to get my heart beating again." Jan. 9, 2014:
"My name is Renee with the accent over the E following the letter N. I love my name, but use to hate it as a child because you could hardly find it on name plates at Disneyland. I was born in '65, and as I grew older it became more popular. My middle name is Yvette, so I have two beautiful French names, which is cool. Many men think my name is as beautiful and sexy as I am. So I think it fits perfectly. :-)" Apr. 5, 2013:
"My name is Renee and it's pronounced Ruh-Nay. Which is how it's really pronounced in francais :) except a french person will add their french accent on to it where it sounds more like Ho-nay actually. Also just to clarify where the accent goes, it goes on the FIRST "e" not the second and its called l'accent agiu." May. 12, 2012:
"Love the name... It's my middle name but its spelled 'Rene' one e, abd no accent... I kinda want to change it when I can to a more proper and the actual french version of it..." May. 7, 2012:
"I like the name rene but my parents spelled it without the accent, and in the masculine form. being that i am female i am not to fond of that fact, plus im not sure how you truly pronounce it considering there is no accent. :( but i adore the name :)" Jun. 4, 2011:
"I loved my name Renee so much I used it for my daughters middle name. I didnt like it much around the age of ten because everyone else was kelly or jennifer and they seemed to be the "pretty " girls , however i have always found in my 38 years that like myself and when i meet another Renee , they always seem to be a bit unique , usually red headed ..lol and fun." Jun. 3, 2011:
"My name is Renee I go to Lanakila Elementry school some people calls me greneead and miss spell it." Feb. 13, 2011:
"my middle name is renee and i just think it goes awesome with my first name! crystal renee! LOVE IT! both names are beautiful. (:" Nov. 18, 2010:
"My name is Renee Stephanie. I've always loved my name! It is unique and elegant! People sometimes get the spelling wrong but it really doesn't bother me. All things considered it really is a great name!" Oct. 5, 2010:
"my middle name is Ren?e rə-NAY (French) i love it! i'm not sure why all these other girls are saying its not a common name when in fact it is! i know ALOT of girls named Ren?e. its a very pretty name when said in french as well as spanish, in english its alright i guess. people usally spell it Rene (male) or renee (with out the accent over the E). but over all i love my name!! <3" Jul. 31, 2010:
"Renee is my name as well. Nowadays the glyph of a spiral has the name of Renee, rebirth, new beginnings, etc... Love that aspect. In my youth I was the only Renee that knew of...now lots of them. I always loved my name. Nee Nee was a common "shortened" version for kids who couldn't say the Re part. I do use the accent. I have never met a male Rene. I had a fellow worker as a young person who knew of an early movie star named Renee Adoree...he prounounced it Reenie Adorie...." Jul. 6, 2010:
"Hi, My name is Renee and in all my 65 years I have only known 3 others with the name.
My mother had a dear friend who was French and her name was Renee." Jan. 1, 2010:
"My name is Renee. I love it. But everyone spells it Renne, which I don't love (and I kinda don't see how it makes sense. : P) I secretly love to be called Nay Nay. : D" Dec. 27, 2009:
"my name is renee. and well, a lot of people pronounce it really differently. such as re-nay, reeni, or even occasionally, rainy. i know, it's really funny. i don't actually correct them when they mis-pronounce my name, since it's half the fun listening to how they think ,personally, my name is pronounced. All in all, i love my name. It's unique and way original. (:" Dec. 17, 2009:
"My name is Renee. I am 23 years old I hated my name however I have grown to really love it. I haven't met many people with this name so its pretty cool to see so many people with the name." Nov. 30, 2009:
"my name is renee! i love it. used to hate it but now i like it because it's unique and uncommon. i havent had to deal with too many mispronunciations. but people cannot spell it if i don't tell them how to LOL overall i'm very happy with my name :)" Oct. 18, 2009:
"My name is Renee and in my Catholic classes some substitute teacher called my Rean-ne and I was geting angry but she finaly prononced it right." Sep. 6, 2009:
"I like having an actual not-made-up name that not many others have. I've only ever heard of one or two others. I found out in adulthood that I got the name because my parents were going through a tough time in their marriage when I was born, and I was the "rebirth" of their love. They stayed together another 15 years. Most common nickname is "Rini," which is a cartoon character, but it fits with all my friends' nicknames (Jessie, Sally, etc.)." Aug. 20, 2009:
"My twin sisters name is Renee, and once at the airport the guard had to say our names and they pronounced her name rean-ne. Like lean with an "r" and "e" with an "n". It was really funny. I always call her that when i want to annoy her and she gets so mad. It is sooo funny." Jul. 12, 2009:
"My name is Renee and a lot of people mispell it or pronounce it incorrectly. But I don't find it annoying, I don't mind because I understand it's a difficult name to deal with. I like my name and a lot of people tell me it's a pretty name. Plus, lots of people don't have the name Renee, so I like that it's not too overly common. Some people have called me Reeny, or Reenee. Overall, I think it's a great name and don't plan on ever changing it. I have only met one person in my whole life with the name renee." Jul. 7, 2009:
"I love the name Renee! My name is Renee. Renee is a special name to me, since that is my name. My mother named me Renee, because that was her favorite name for a girl. So when she had me and saw that I was, in fact, a girl...she named me Renee." Jun. 27, 2009:
"My daughter is Renee Louise (Louise after BOTH of her grandmothers). She loves having a name that is not common but is not overly popular. Lots of people tell her/us they think the name is pretty." May. 12, 2009:
"My name is Renee LeAnn. I'm 41 years old. All through my life I've run into a few other Renee's - at school, work, etc... I liked having a name that was "normal" - meaning that some other people had it too - but not over used. I LOVE that it means "reborn"! I occassionally get a mispronounciation - but not too often. Friends and family called me "Nay" or "Nay-boo" or "Nay-Nay" when I was younger. Dad also called me "mayonaise", and "Reeny" - I hated being called "Reeny"." Feb. 9, 2009:
"My name is Tyler-Renee but i am caller Renee by most.I love my name to me it special and there is no other like it. Nobody has ever said my name wrong but one elderly person." Jan. 19, 2009:
"I was always ambivilent to my name when I was young (ie, I didn't think negatively or positively about it). I never minded that people spelled or pronounced it wrong. I could understand the confusion, so it never bothers me. I don't use the accent, and people always ask if I do, which does annoy me sometimes. I also get annoyed when people try to talk about the difference between the male/female version of the spelling or the name's origin (where it's from), as if I care. Some people try to tell me it's a boy's name, which obviously it's not because I'm a girl, and it's my name (haha). I have noticed that it doesn't seem too common. I was always the only person in school with the name. But I don't think it's a "weird" name either, at least nobody made fun of me over it in school or anything. I have noticed, however, that I find a lot of girls have Renee as their middle name, more often than their first name. I think this is a strange phenomenon. My family calls me "Nay" sometimes, but they're the only ones who do. All in all, I like my name. I've never had any desire to ever change it. Now my middle name...that's another story..." Jan. 16, 2009:
"I'v never met anybody else with this name. One person has pronouned it wrong. I love it and my friends love it to." Jan. 13, 2009:
"My name is RENEE, i love it too now. Its unique and not alot of girls have that name anymore (im 33), its cool! :-)" Dec. 12, 2008:
"I decided to name my daughter Renee. No one else in my family likes the name. I didn't even know what it meant until today. Reborn or born again. It suits her perfectly bec I had an astrologic reading of her and it was said that she was of royal family in a past life and bec she was a good soul her life would be pleasant in this life. I absolutely love the name and hope she will eventually love it too" Nov. 15, 2008:
"Hi, my names Renee' i didnt really like the name when i was young because i didnt understand the meaning of it and how it was a special name untill now i love my name but sometimes people say it wrong and mispell it but i correct them always i really like my name now since i know the meaning of it" Oct. 25, 2008:
"My friend is called renee but people keep saying it andspelling it wrong and it reallly buggs her.It really annoys her when people say it as 'ree-nee' when its 'ra-nay'.thats how your supposed tosay it.Her 2 year old brother calls her nasiy daisy....goodness knows why but its cute.Some people use an accent but it confuses some people who havent studied french.it is a Very nice name but it has a lot of problems such as autotelephone thingys speel it 'renney'.She always ends up with mail saying 'Dear Renny King....'
Do pronouce it prperly!!!" Sep. 29, 2008:
"Renee is my name and i love it, its one of a kind and you can't take it away." Sep. 23, 2008:
"Renee is my middle name,the first being Nicole. I used to not like my name too, but now I use it professionally and it has a great ring. My dad always called me "Cole-nae"...which is weird, but so are we. lol." Aug. 31, 2008:
"My name is Renee and I like it now, but I didn't when I was little. People sometimes spell it wrong, but rarely pronounce it wrong. For a girl, it should have two e's at the end - with one e it is a boy's name. I'm not a big fan of weird spellings for any name, including this one (ie. Renae or Rennee). Why make things harder than they have to be." Aug. 1, 2008:
"I AM NAMING MY BABY IF IT IS A GIRL iliana rennee, with 2 n's." Jun. 11, 2008:
"We are half US/half Euro family living in the US. we named our second daughter Rene' - with one e and with the accent so people would understand to emphasise the second e and to keep it short. I like the fact that it can be both a girl's or a boy's name - then again my name is Robin. Rene' is only two so not many incidents with mis-spellings and mis-pronounciations yet. It's ok bring them on. I know that voice telephone technology pronounces it RENNY - (from doctor appointments confirmations)" May. 12, 2008:
"Renee is my Name and the correct way to accent it in the French fashion is to accent it is not over the last E but over the next to the last E. Correct Renýe is the female version. Rený without the double ending e is the male french version." May. 8, 2008:
"My name is Renee' and I love it. I think it is such a feminine and pretty name for a girl." Mar. 26, 2008:
"I love the name. My little sister's name is Renee Louise and I named my daughter Shanna Renee after her. All of my sister's nieces and nephews call her Aunt Nay too." Feb. 22, 2008:
"my name is renee and i think its a great name other than people mispronouncing it and spelling it in crazy ways like renaee" Feb. 8, 2008:
"my name is renee and i think its alright but people always spell it rena and i just usually go by my nickname which came from my name which is naisy" Nov. 18, 2007:
"My name is Renee Noelle, and I've always received compliments about its beauty. When I was born (near Christmas) my father was a parish minister and according to my mother he insisted on the name. "Born again, Christmas". I love it and it fits me well as a keen spiritual explorer and especially as a Buddhist (the rebirth part not the Christmas part). Thanks dad! Now what should I name my little one who is due in a few months?" Sep. 20, 2007:
"Love it! Love it! LOVE IT! I love the name Renee. It's beautiful to have a name associated with "Renaissance", which of course means reborn." Sep. 8, 2007:
""Renee" my beautiful daughter born on 20th feb 2006 is the star twinkling in my life.The first
time i saw her i could not think of any other
name but "renee" as beautiful as her name.
2" Aug. 15, 2007:
"This is my first name. My mom (who would be 81 years old) was from England and this was her best friend's name. It is pronounced "Re Nee". If it had the accute accent over the second last "e" (Renýe)as in cafý, it would be pronounced "re nay".
I hated having this name as a young girl because no one could either pronounce it or spell it correctly. Since a teen however I have grown to love the name and enjoy the uniqueness." Aug. 12, 2007:
"This is our oldest daughters name. I think it is a beautiful name with a great meaning, "born again". She was the only Renee all through her school years. She liked not having any other girls with her name. When anybody said Renee, everyone knew who they were talking about." May. 1, 2007:
"My name is renee and not to be bias but i think it is a nice simple name. I don't know not too many people with it, so it isn't overused. The only trouble i have is people spelling it renae, rather than the double e." Nov. 17, 2006:
""RENEE" wonderful name to me, it is the name of our first daughter, it sounds goods to every of our closely friends and neighbours. She has other African name orignating from her mothers tribe "MASAI of Tanzania " she is "Naseku" means "the first"" Nov. 9, 2006:
""RENEE" wonderful name to me, it is the name of our first daughter, it sounds goods to every of our closely friends and neighbours. She has other African name orignating from her mother tribe "MASAI" she is "Naseku" means "the first"" Nov. 9, 2006:
"My mums name is Renee- Marie it is so classy, sophisticated and unusual - that people always say its lovley!!!" Oct. 10, 2006:
"I love my name... unlike the rest of you guys I know alot of people named Renee... at the University of Florida in my graduating class I know 5 other Renee's that spell it R-e-n-e-e" Sep. 27, 2006:
"My name is Renee and I love my name. I seldom see anyone with the same name. People always pronounce it, "Re-neee" I use an accent sign over the last "e". People tell me it's a beautiful name, I can't argue with them. BTW, I was born in 1961 which looks like it was a popular name then but you could have fooled me, never run into anyone born that year with the same name." Sep. 17, 2006:
"I've met only one other Renýe (in the U.S.)and she did not use the accent. Yes most people spell it incorrectly, the worst was Ra Nee. For me I do not feel it is complete or correct without the accent agu. Too bad the goverment cannot spell it correctly with the accent! I love and enjoy my name. It is rare, beautiful, and very special." Sep. 17, 2006:
"I love this name and im actually glad i dont meet many people with my name. Some however, have problems either pronouncing it or spelling it - Renýe." Aug. 5, 2006:
"I concur...I love my name...and so do a lot of people I encounter. I spell it Renee..although most folks spell it renne, go figure..hard to find cups though...smile" Jul. 14, 2006:
"I love my name and where i work there is 3 of us named Renee... "Hello Renee this is Renee" is a little weird saying." May. 8, 2006:
"Its a beautiful name and it just rolls of the tounge. ITs not too popular and its just right. My cousins name is Renee and it just fits. I love it!" Apr. 18, 2006:
"My name is Renee and I get a lot of compliments on how beautiful it is. I love it!" Mar. 15, 2006:
"I really love my name! I seldom meet very many Renee's. People always spell it wrong. In fact, of all the Renee's I've ever met I've never met anyone who spelled their name like mine. It's always Renae, Ranae, or Rene." Oct. 19, 2005:
"People always spell it the way you use it for a man's name: Rene which is wrong! But I still love that it is a rare name and I don't know too many other Renees." Jul. 28, 2005:
2 Negative Comments
"my name is renee after hearing it for so many years it gets too repetitive" Oct. 26, 2015:
"my niece is named Renee (pronounced Renay)- I always hum the song 'Don't walk away Renee' by the Four Tops. The name is beautiful and so is she.X" Dec. 12, 2006:
33 Neutral Comments
"My grandfather'scmiddle name, dad's middle name, and mine(I am female) with several cousins after me, we all unfortunately have been blessed/ cursed with the spelling of Rena'. (Accent over the a). I researched my family tree, we are so American it's not funny. I guess my great great came on the mayflower or were Natives. No French dependents, nothing to inspire the name.... I wonder why?" Jul. 9, 2017:
"My name is Renee.
I was born in September 1985
I am from Malta Europe." Sep. 28, 2016:
"I like my name,sometimes I wish it was spelled Renae instead so it looks like it sounds,My Dad liked the name,So that is how I got it☺☺☺☺" Jul. 29, 2015:
"I have a question. My middle name is Laure' so like Renee it is La Ray. No one has this name. I can't find it anywhere on the internet. my Mother told me she read it in a book that was set in New Orleans. I just think it made up. I just want to know one person who has this name." Mar. 17, 2015:
"My middle name is renee and I've always loved it ever since I was little... I've always hated my first name which is Gloria to the point where I don't use it anymore... (Only part of my family uses it)...but I do really like my name so much that I named my firstborn Mar?a Ren?e... It is very uncommom yet it is elegant and beautiful..." Sep. 30, 2014:
"My name is Renee.
I sometimes get bullied for my name and people often miss spell it.
But i think Renee is a wonderful name and if your nam is Renee you should be proud<3" Aug. 30, 2014:
"People always seem to love my name! Every time im in a new grade with a new class they would call out my Name and everyone would whisper woah pretty name cool name its really nice to have attention I know a lot of people with the middle name Renee" Jul. 8, 2014:
"I like the name rene? im goig to name my daughter evelyn rene? (=" Apr. 2, 2013:
"My name is Rene? Jacqueline Brouard it's entirely French and I hate my first and last name because people mispronounce and misspell it and it pisses me off friends call me nae nae or naisie but they're too young so I'm trying to find a new nickname I'm thinking Rae Rae" Jan. 13, 2013:
"Well my middle name is Renne and they often pronounce it and spell it wrong" Apr. 28, 2012:
"Well my middle name is renee and i wanted to see what it means but like i hate my middle name now i love it" Oct. 15, 2010:
"Hi guys my middle name is renee and i am really happy about that because it is french lol and i think it goes with my first name which is holly" Sep. 18, 2010:
"MY NAME IS RENEE!, I love my name, it has such a cool meaning and sounds good,my mom and family call me Ni-Ni (NEE-Nee)" Jul. 11, 2010:
"My name is Renee, with an accent over the 2nd to last "e". I'm 29. Pros of Renee: it's not a super-common name, which is nice and convenient. Also, I've been serenaded with "Don't Walk Away....." many times, which can be fun. Cons of being named Renee: Personally, I've never really felt like this is my name. Doesn't feel like me. And there aren't any good nicknames for Renee, certainly not professional sounding ones. A lot of people take it upon themselves to call me "NeNe" (Nay-Nay), which I actually don't mind too much, but could never ASK people to call me that. Wish I had some other nickname options. (Ironically, my parents chose this name because my dad hated having nicknames as a kid, and they figured it would be nickname free)" Jun. 22, 2010:
"How the hell do you prenounce it.....(ra-nay)....or (re-knee).....or (re-nay)"