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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rene

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rene in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rene:

  • Records indicate that 47,687 boys in the United States have been named Rene since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 868 people in the U.S. were given the name Rene. Those people are now 50 years old.

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    Comments about the name Rene

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "Rene is a french name that means born again, it comes from the french verb naitre or born in english, and its past participle is NE, so if it was in english it would be re-born or born again or in french RENE In french all words applicable to the feminine gendre end with an e, that is why to make Rene a ladies name you have to add an e to the word Rene, becoming this way RENEE In italian lenguage the name Rene is named Renato for masculin name and Renata for ladies name, the above explanation for the french names is the same as for the italian names" Dec. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My partner's name is Rene. He's French Canadian. I know he thinks he has a "girl name", but I love it. His friends since childhood have given him the nickname "Rainy". :)" Nov. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rene's origin is mostly a French name that has equal origins from Reynaldo, Reinaldo, Reinalda (female), Renato, Renata (Female), etc. The female version of Rene is Renee with the accent on the last e. Here in the USA Rene is misunderstood in its use, most people confuse Rene with a girls" Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a wonderful name bar it's association with the BBC's Allo Allo which has been the bane of jokes for years. The ladies love it though so thats all that matters. Mr Renư Michelle Taylor" Jun. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, and i think it's beautiful and cool. i love it, and it's one of my favorite names." Oct. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and all my life I havent been sure about the proper way to pronounce it.I adopted a nickname very early in life and never used the name Rene." Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I often tell people my name is Ray since it avoids confusion. Although I think it would be fun to be married to a gal named Renee and really drive everyone nuts." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Rene and he hates it. He has adopted another nickname. Very few people know his real name. A lot of people write it as a girl name Renee. When strangers call him on the phone they call him Renee and to make things worse my husband has the kind of voice that is hard to tell on the phone if he is a man or a woman, so the person on the other line ends up addressing him as a "ma'am". It drives him nuts. I am not too crazy about his name either. We all call him by his nick name." Apr. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Rene and I love the name. However, everyone spells it with Renee. I do understand this because I am a female & have the Male spelling (I LOVE IT) Also, people will put an apostrophe at the end of my name when it should have a accent over the 2nd e. This is done by doing the follow (Ctrl/')hold down at same time & let go, the hit the (e). this will put the apostrophe over the e. For some reason will NOT work in this box,but guarantee it will work in any WORD document." Jan. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I work in the film/tv industry in Soho and think it's a name assoiated with the large homosexual community that is based here; much like Julian and Rupert. Apart from this I think it sounds like an over-the-counter medicine to aid indigestion or heart burn." Jun. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was 1970 an four of us graduated from my high school with the name Rene. We were all Hispanic." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my students was Rene. I thought it was a girl in the first class and I thought he was absent when Called the roll. I asked "who has not been called yet". Then he raised his hand, embarrassed . I felt very bad" Jul. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "sometimes, peoople write my name as the female name Renee. I really hate that XD" Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am rene 4rm nigeria, i luv de name and 2 answer it. people around me are trin 2 pronounce.I AM RENE NASSA" Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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