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Rene

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71k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rene

"Rene" is a name of French origin, and it means "Reborn". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

Rene was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Estonian

Notable Persons Named Rene

René Descartes was a philosopher. René was born on March 31st, 1596 in Descartes, Indre-et-Loire. He left this life on February 11th, 1650.

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Rene Russo is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1981. Rene was given the name Rene Marie Russo on February 17th, 1954 in Burbank, California, United States.

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René Magritte was an artist in the field of painting. René was given the name René François Ghislain Magritte on November 21st, 1898 in Lessines, Belgium. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1967.

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René Angélil was a singer, manager, and director. He was most active from 1961 to 2014. René was born on January 16th, 1942 in Montreal. He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 2016.

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René Auberjonois is an actor and singer. He was most active from 1962 to present. René was given the name René Murat Auberjonois on June 1st, 1940 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Rainer Maria Rilke was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1894 to 1925. Rainer was given the name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke on December 4th, 1875 in Prague. He passed away on December 29th, 1926.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rene

Chris Rene is a rhythm, blues, hip hop music, pop music, and rock music musician. He holds the title Young Homie". He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Chris was given the name Christopher René on December 25th, 1982 in United States.

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René was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Anjou; King of Naples. René was born as the child of Louis II of Naples and Yolande of Aragon in Château d'Angers. He passed away on August 10th, 1480.

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France-Albert René is an office holder. France-Albert was born on November 16th, 1935 in Victoria, Seychelles.

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Wendy Rene was a soul music, rhythm, and blues singing. Her career lasted from 1962 to 1967. Wendy was given the name Mary Frierson in Memphis, Tennessee. Wendy is also known as Mary Cross. She died on December 16th, 2014.

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Leon was born on February 6th, 1902. He passed away on May 30th, 1982.

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Ralph René was a writer. Ralph was born on August 24th, 1933. He passed away on December 10th, 2008.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1883 8 0 8
1884 5 0 5
1885 10 5 5
1886 7 0 7
1888 7 7 0
1889 16 7 9
1890 5 0 5
1891 12 6 6
1892 13 6 7
1893 10 0 10
1894 14 7 7
1895 17 11 6
1896 19 8 11
1897 16 0 16
1898 14 8 6
1899 17 7 10
1900 21 11 10
1901 21 12 9
1902 20 9 11
1903 20 5 15
1904 23 6 17
1905 16 9 7
1906 32 11 21
1907 31 12 19
1908 29 9 20
1909 23 8 15
1910 42 13 29
1911 53 14 39
1912 69 20 49
1913 58 22 36
1914 104 15 89
1915 127 22 105
1916 145 28 117
1917 170 35 135
1918 164 41 123
1919 139 21 118
1920 176 35 141
1921 204 42 162
1922 226 44 182
1923 226 34 192
1924 223 38 185
1925 213 35 178
1926 239 42 197
1927 242 29 213
1928 250 44 206
1929 240 42 198
1930 222 40 182
1931 205 45 160
1932 216 35 181
1933 204 45 159
1934 188 33 155
1935 199 33 166
1936 202 35 167
1937 210 34 176
1938 236 45 191
1939 246 41 205
1940 191 23 168
1941 239 47 192
1942 273 54 219
1943 291 53 238
1944 280 74 206
1945 316 68 248
1946 425 98 327
1947 518 162 356
1948 529 162 367
1949 526 177 349
1950 611 222 389
1951 631 261 370
1952 756 326 430
1953 793 368 425
1954 903 403 500
1955 993 466 527
1956 1,151 614 537
1957 1,188 633 555
1958 1,169 620 549
1959 1,475 818 657
1960 1,622 909 713
1961 1,562 858 704
1962 1,649 916 733
1963 1,532 817 715
1964 1,431 654 777
1965 1,378 634 744
1966 1,262 587 675
1967 1,373 609 764
1968 1,379 671 708
1969 1,487 670 817
1970 1,417 548 869
1971 1,266 509 757
1972 1,221 456 765
1973 1,089 406 683
1974 1,070 344 726
1975 1,014 325 689
1976 962 275 687
1977 981 293 688
1978 967 287 680
1979 975 254 721
1980 939 264 675
1981 944 282 662
1982 928 276 652
1983 1,031 221 810
1984 974 208 766
1985 924 192 732
1986 957 201 756
1987 889 183 706
1988 920 166 754
1989 905 166 739
1990 984 146 838
1991 965 131 834
1992 907 134 773
1993 848 110 738
1994 863 119 744
1995 796 97 699
1996 742 92 650
1997 743 103 640
1998 696 83 613
1999 688 78 610
2000 751 89 662
2001 656 65 591
2002 644 58 586
2003 607 44 563
2004 615 42 573
2005 571 47 524
2006 554 31 523
2007 536 29 507
2008 498 34 464
2009 431 21 410
2010 405 17 388
2011 391 29 362
2012 327 14 313
2013 313 23 290
2014 308 21 287
2015 295 19 276
2016 265 20 245

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Popularity of Rene as a first name

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Popularity of Rene as a last name

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Common last names for Rene

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rene U.S.
  White 24.45% 64.26%
  African American 62.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rene

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rene

  • How Popular is the name Rene? Rene is the 807th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rene was the 10,860th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,585 babies born with the first name Rene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rene to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rene is Saturday, November 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Rene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rene was in 1962 with a total of 916 babies.
  • Random Rene Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rene ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 305 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Rene: Your name in reverse order is Ener. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eern. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,933 people with the last name Rene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rene as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k 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).
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