René

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René (born again or reborn in French) is a common first name in both French-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries. It derives from the Latin name Renatus. René is originally only a masculine name (Renée being the feminine form). But in some non-Francophone countries, there exists the habit of giving the name René (sometimes spelled without an accent) not only to boys but also to girls. In addition, both forms are used as surnames (family names), probably as a patronymic.

René as a first name given to boys in the United States reached its peaks in popularity in 1969 and 1983 when it ranked 256th. Since 1983 its popularity has been continuously in decline and it ranked 742nd in 2012.[1] René as a first name given to girls in the United States reached its peak in popularity in 1962 when it ranked 306th. Since then its popularity has been continuously declining and since 1989 it has not been among the top 1000 names given to American girls anymore.

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