Renée

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Renée
Clouet Renee Duchess of Ferrara.jpg
Renée of France was a 16th-century French princess
Pronunciation /rəˈn/; French: [ʁəˈne]
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name French, Latin
Meaning reborn, born again
Other names
Related names René, Renata

Renée (often spelled without the accent in non-French speaking countries) is a French feminine given name.

Renée is the female form of René, with the extra –e making it feminine according to French grammar.[1] The name René is the French form of the late Roman name Renatus and the meaning is reborn or born again. In medieval times, the meaning was associated with the Christian concept of being spiritually born again through baptism.[2]

Renee was among the top 100 names given to girls in the United States in the late 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s and the early 1980s.[3] It ranked as the 734th most popular name given to American girls in 2008 and is continuing to fall in popularity.[4]

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  • Lyne Renée (born 1979), Belgian actress
  • Tiffany Renée (born 1971), member of the Petaluma City Council in Petaluma, California

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