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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Ren
See Renne.
noun Ren
A run.
Wiktionary

From Latin ren.

  1. (anatomy) A kidney.

From Egyptian 𓂋𓈖 (rn).

  1. (Egyptian mythology) One's secret name, as part of the soul in ancient Egyptian mythology.

    ren was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Chuukese, Danish, Dutch, Interlingue, Japanese, Kurdish, Latin, Lojban, Mandarin, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, and Tok Pisin

    Notable Persons Named Ren

    Ren Zhengfei is a businessman. Ren was born in 1944 in Guizhou.

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    Ren Hang is a soccer player for the Jiangsu Suning F.C., Guangzhou R&F F.C., and China national football team. Ren was born on February 23rd, 1989 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

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    Ren Osugi is an actor. Ren was born on September 27th, 1951 in Komatsushima, Tokushima.

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    Ren Ng is a founder, executive chairman and former ceo, lytro, assistant professor, university of california, berkeley, and chairman. Ren was given the name Yi-Ren Ng on September 21st, 1979 in Malaysia.

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    Ren was born on February 20th, 2001.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ren

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    MC Ren is a gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, g-funk, and political hip hop rapper, record producer, and rapping. He holds the title Fuck Tha Police". His ongoing career started in 1987. MC was given the name Lorenzo Jerald Patterson on June 14th, 1969 in , United States. MC is also known as The Ruthless Villain, The Villain, The Villain in Black, and Rebel Villain.

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    Lorene Ren is an actor, model (people), and singing. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Lorene was born on November 22nd, 1988 in Taipei. Lorene is also known as Kirsten Ren and Kimi Jen.

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    Mok was born on July 6th, 1988 in Singapore.

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    Xiong was born on July 19th, 1823. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 1857.

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    Guang was born on November 9th, 1900. He passed away in 1941.

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    How popular is the baby name Ren in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1915 5 0 5
    1917 6 0 6
    1919 6 0 6
    1921 5 0 5
    1922 6 0 6
    1923 11 0 11
    1930 6 0 6
    1933 7 0 7
    1937 6 0 6
    1942 5 0 5
    1943 8 0 8
    1945 9 0 9
    1946 6 0 6
    1947 8 0 8
    1948 10 0 10
    1949 13 0 13
    1950 7 0 7
    1951 5 0 5
    1952 5 0 5
    1953 7 0 7
    1955 9 0 9
    1956 7 0 7
    1957 9 0 9
    1958 7 0 7
    1959 14 0 14
    1960 8 0 8
    1961 10 0 10
    1962 12 0 12
    1963 9 0 9
    1964 10 0 10
    1965 6 0 6
    1966 5 0 5
    1969 5 0 5
    1970 9 0 9
    1972 5 0 5
    1973 9 0 9
    1977 5 0 5
    1979 5 0 5
    1980 6 0 6
    1982 10 0 10
    1983 5 5 0
    1984 21 0 21
    1985 31 0 31
    1986 28 6 22
    1987 37 0 37
    1988 40 0 40
    1989 33 0 33
    1990 25 0 25
    1991 25 0 25
    1992 35 5 30
    1993 26 6 20
    1994 18 0 18
    1995 9 0 9
    1996 18 5 13
    1997 13 0 13
    1998 18 0 18
    1999 20 0 20
    2000 17 0 17
    2001 19 0 19
    2002 19 0 19
    2003 29 6 23
    2004 28 8 20
    2005 43 8 35
    2006 36 12 24
    2007 46 11 35
    2008 54 12 42
    2009 56 11 45
    2010 67 11 56
    2011 65 22 43
    2012 70 14 56
    2013 79 13 66
    2014 86 15 71
    2015 84 13 71
    2016 141 28 113
    2017 121 30 91

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    Popularity of Ren as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ren U.S.
      White 12.31% 64.26%
      African American 0.65% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 84.51% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.17% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.97% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.39% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ren

    People with the last name Ren are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Ren

    • How Popular is the name Ren? Ren is the 7,339th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ren was the 6,470th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ren have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,763 babies born with the first name Ren in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ren to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ren? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ren first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ren is Friday, January 23rd, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Ren born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ren was in 2016 with a total of 113 babies.
    • Random Ren Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ren is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2011.
    • Weird things about the name Ren: Your name in reverse order is Ner. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ner. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ren? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,247 people with the last name Ren.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ren? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Ren as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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