Renard

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Renard

"Renard" is a name of French origin, and it means "Strong counselor". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ren"ard
A fox; -- so called in fables or familiar tales, and in poetry.

Etymology: F. renard the fox, the name of the fox in a celebrated epic poem, and of German origin, G. Reinhard, OHG. Reginhard, properly, strong in counsel; regin counsel (akin to Goth. ragin) + hart hard. See Hard

Wiktionary

The name of the fox in the medieval Roman de Renart. A Germanic personal name, from Proto-Germanic *Raginaharduz, from *raginą (“counsel by the gods”) + *harduz (“hard, strong”).

Replaced goupil (from Latin vulpecula) by euphemism (properly, antonomasia) – mentioning the fox by name was considered bad luck, so Renart replaced it. Compare English bear (from “brown”, in Proto-Indo-European) and Russian медведь (medvéd’, “bear”), literally “honey-eater”.

  1. fox, small carnivore with upright triangular ears and a pointed snout, from one of several genera of the Canidae family (Vulpes, Atelocynus, Cerdocyon, Dusicyon, Otocyon, Lycalopex, Urocyon
  2. crafty, purposeful and cunning character
  3. (slang) flatulence
  4. (nautical) ancient navigation tool: circular, wooden or copper plate, which enables the helmsman to keep a record of wind conditions by inserting pegs at specific positions
  5. hardly detectable cracks or holes causing a water tank or pond to empty itself

Notable Persons With the Last Name Renard

Hervé Renard is a soccer player for the Morocco national football team and AS Cannes. Hervé was born on September 30th, 1968 in Aix-les-Bains, France.

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Pierre-Jules Renard was a writer. Pierre-Jules was born on February 22nd, 1864 in Châlons-du-Maine. He breathed his last breath on May 22nd, 1910.

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Wendie Renard is a soccer player for the Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies), Essor-Préchotain, and France women's national football team. Wendie was born on July 20th, 1990 in Schœlcher, Martinique, France.

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Colette Renard was an actress and singer. Colette was given the name Colette Lucie Raget on November 1st, 1924 in Ermont. She left this life on October 6th, 2010.

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Mercedes Renard is a film, television, actor, and televisionactress. Mercedes was born in 1983.

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Veronique Renard is an author, visual artist, visual arts, and authorandvisual artist. Veronique was born on May 26th, 1965.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1917 5 0 5
1918 8 0 8
1920 6 0 6
1923 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1925 6 0 6
1926 7 0 7
1929 8 0 8
1931 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1934 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1938 10 0 10
1939 9 0 9
1940 6 0 6
1941 5 0 5
1942 9 0 9
1944 9 0 9
1945 11 0 11
1946 12 0 12
1947 22 0 22
1948 18 0 18
1949 26 0 26
1950 17 0 17
1951 24 0 24
1952 33 0 33
1953 34 0 34
1954 50 0 50
1955 47 0 47
1956 59 0 59
1957 52 0 52
1958 59 0 59
1959 46 0 46
1960 41 0 41
1961 53 0 53
1962 55 0 55
1963 46 0 46
1964 53 0 53
1965 61 0 61
1966 55 0 55
1967 46 0 46
1968 46 0 46
1969 44 0 44
1970 63 0 63
1971 54 0 54
1972 49 0 49
1973 47 0 47
1974 27 0 27
1975 43 0 43
1976 33 0 33
1977 42 0 42
1978 38 0 38
1979 48 0 48
1980 52 0 52
1981 42 0 42
1982 40 0 40
1983 52 0 52
1984 41 0 41
1985 50 0 50
1986 36 0 36
1987 50 0 50
1988 47 0 47
1989 43 0 43
1990 54 0 54
1991 42 0 42
1992 39 0 39
1993 36 0 36
1994 27 0 27
1995 38 0 38
1996 16 0 16
1997 38 0 38
1998 28 0 28
1999 24 0 24
2000 25 0 25
2001 22 0 22
2002 16 0 16
2003 20 0 20
2004 19 0 19
2005 17 0 17
2006 17 0 17
2007 11 0 11
2008 16 0 16
2009 16 0 16
2010 12 0 12
2011 15 0 15
2012 10 0 10
2013 12 0 12
2014 14 0 14
2015 8 0 8
2016 9 0 9
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Renard as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Renard U.S.
  White 81.71% 64.26%
  African American 10.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Renard

People with the last name Renard are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Renard

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  • How Popular is the name Renard? Renard is the 5,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Renard was the 13,431st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Renard have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,650 babies born with the first name Renard in the United States. That's more than enough people named Renard to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Renard? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Renard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Renard is Saturday, October 29th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Renard born? The highest recorded use of the first name Renard was in 1970 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Renard Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Renard is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Renard: Your name in reverse order is Draner. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdnaer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Renard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,269 people with the last name Renard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Renard? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Renard as their last name since less than 1 person in 130k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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