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Renatus is a first name of Latin origin which means "born again" (natus = born). In Italian, Portuguese and Spanish it exists in masculine and feminine forms: Renato and Renata. In French they have been translated to René and Renée. Renata is a common female name in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. The feminine Renate is common in German, Dutch and Norwegian. In Russia the names Renat (Russian: Ренат) (usually as Rinat) and Renata (Russian: Рената) are widespread among the Tatar population.

The name has a spiritual meaning, i.e., to be born again with baptism, i.e., from water and the Holy Spirit. It was extensively adopted by early Christians in ancient Rome, due to the importance of baptism. The onomastic is Saint Renatus, a martyr, Bishop of Sorrento in the 5th century, which is celebrated on October 6.

In Persian Mithraism, which spread widely in the West as a religion of the soldiers and officials under the Roman Empire, persons initiated into its mysteries were designated renatus (with the meaning of regenerated).

With a completely different origin, the name "Renata" is a New Zealand Maori transliteration of the name "Leonard", and is a male's name.


Many noted people have this forename:








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