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My name is Remi, it's short for Remigius. Still fallen into the clay of the Netherlands, haha. I found that the meaning of Remiël being 'the thunder of God' fits perfectly if it comes to aspects of my personality. :)
Remi John  9/23/2019
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When people say this name is “trash for a girl” or “strictly masculine” and so forth, this discloses any other culture where this name is feminine. While Rèmi and Rèmy are male French names, they are also found in other cultures as both male and female. Remi is a Japanese girl’s name, as a combination of re (heavens) and mi (beauty, pupil). It can also be an English form of the Japanese name Rumi, which is also the name of a famous philosopher. It’s a beautiful unisex name.
MayaHelen  8/25/2019
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Lovely for a boy, trash for a girl.
helena1990  12/11/2018
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Honestly, I'm not sure this name should really be used in the US (unless the parents are French speakers, of course)
The English pronunciation is kind of awkward, and most Americans (that can't speak French, and many who do) will pronounce the name wrong.
US aside though, it's kind of short for my tastes, though I can see why its popularity has been noticeable. Seems like a classic.
mememan28  11/19/2018
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Really cute, on BOYS.
kayisforkeen  9/13/2018
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Originally whichever way it is spelt Remy/Remi is a boy's name. My grandson is Remi and everyone loves and remembers his name, also no-one has ever said 'Oh, isn't that a girl's name!' Although I think it's a great name for either a boy or girl.
renomcg  4/24/2018
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The Marvel character Remy LeBeau, also known as Gambit, from the X-Men.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2018
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My daughter's name is Remi and I found her beautiful name when looking at several name sites. The name I was leaning toward was Remedy but found Remi as a similar version. Remi and Remy can be either for boy or girl.
Mom2three.  2/13/2018
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I prefer the feminine name Remei for a girl. It means remedy and is a completely different name. Remy is cute for a boy.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2017
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In American naming culture, many (if not most) names ending in the "ie", "ee", "i", "y" sounds are generally considered dominantly feminine. Of course there are exceptions; Ramsey or Jeremy, for example are usually considered to be masculine, but Emily, Hailey, Abby, Mary, etc. - are all feminine and there are far fewer male names ending in the "y" sound. (So it's not an issue of being "culturally insensitive" to the French, or ridiculous, or any other name-shaming insults many people have decided to insinuate here - it's a matter of most names ending in "y" are traditionally considered feminine.)

Americans generally pronounce the "emy" portion of Remy (or Remi) to be pronounced like "Emmy", rather than the French pronunciation where is sounds more like "Aimee" -- and here, it's commonly associated with the name Remington (as in the gun manufacturer: pronounced Remm-ing-ton, not Ray-ming-ton).

My cousin named his daughter Remington, her nickname is Remy, and it's adorable. For anyone feeling the need to insult others about their names, or their choices in what they decide to name their children, you come across to the rest of us as ugly, narrow-minded and pretentious.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2017
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The name Remy was given to 394 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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Remy was born in Florida and has three sisters, Bella, Dani, and Kaili. Remy has spent time in New York and Los Angeles. He resides on both coasts to pursue his acting dream. He shares this dream with his sisters. Remy began his career at eight months old as a model. At the young age of one, Remy booked his first national commercial and hasn't stopped since. He has appeared in more than 27 commercials, hundreds of print ads, and recently began his acting career. He has worked on the film Stuck on You, the MTV presentation of Tarzan, and on the Spanish-language network Telemundo. Besides acting, Remy loves his wolf hybrid named voodoo, his cocker spaniel called Pyro, reading, and swimming. He also loves to spend time with his sisters in one of their imaginative games or improve comedy "shows". They all take acting classes together three times a week and enjoy their "homework". Although Remy has many friends, he considers his sisters and dogs his very best friends.
cutenose  5/4/2017
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Again, Americans blatantly show their ignorance about foreign cultures and languages. Sure, go ahead and name your girl Remy, and watch every French speaker look at you with disdain. Seriously, it doesn't matter how feminine you think it sounds, it's a hundreds-of-years-old boy's name in France. Just completely culturally insensitive.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2017
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Slamming all Americans for being ignorant for saying that Remy or Remi can be a girls name... You should probably say something about Australians considering some of us are from Australia agreeing that it can be a female or male name.
Remy.Zorn  3/8/2017
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Could be used as a nickname for Jeremy since Remy would be said as "Rəh-mee" in certain places such as the states.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2017
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Remy is the name of the main character in “Ratatouille”.
Maxine J. Rolland  11/20/2016
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Remy/Remi is a French name..

Remi - is supposed to be for a girl
Remy - is supposed to be for a boy.

I am Remy and I am a female..

At birth my mother had decided to spell it "Remi" but when everyone met me they said "what a lovely name.. is it R.e.m. y"
So my mum decided to change it to Remy to avoid confusion.

Fighting over what gender the name is supposed to be for is ridiculous.

I get over 50 compliments a year on my name and would not change it for anything.
Remy.Zorn  12/10/2015
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Remi is a beautiful name for a boy or a girl. My name is Remi and I wouldn't change it for anything (and I'm a woman).
― Anonymous User  9/19/2015
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Remy is both a feminine and masculine name, maybe you have only heard of on sex being named it but it is a unisex name, don't add a gender to it. I chose Remy as a name because it is unisex and I am a non-binary gender. Personally I love this name, all spelling and pronunciation differences of it.
scarswonteverfade  9/13/2015
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My name is Remy.
I am a girl, but I think people can name their children whatever they'd like. But it is rather rude to call it "ridiculous" or "weird" as a girls name even if you prefer it for a boy. If you want to name your girl or boy Remy, I say go for it! It's a great name for boys and girls. But people who don't even know any "Remy's" shouldn't tell me that my name was meant for a boy. I love my name. It did not become my name so some people I've never even met can tell me it was meant for a boy! No one has the right to tell me that my name is not meant for girls because if it wasn't, then my name would be something else. So in conclusion all that I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't criticize other people's names for your own amusement. -Remy.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
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My son's nicknamed Remy. His given name is Jeremy, but he is a junior. I am a Francophile and loved the idea of a French name. 100% agree that Remy is a boy's name. We know one other Remy who is short for Remington.
oasismom  1/26/2015
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I'm a girl, my name is Remy. It can be a boys name. Even though I prefer it for a girl, it isn't bad for a boy.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
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I much prefer Remy (Reh-me or ray-me) either way, I see them both as 100% masculine.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2014
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I'm an American expat living in France and my son's name is Rémy. It is most definitely a boys name. I've never met a girl in France named Remy.
ruthless  7/9/2014
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The name Rémy has been relatively consistent in popularity in France, reaching its peak in the 90's.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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My daughter Rémy was named such in honor of a French couple with this surname. They pronouce their name "rae-mee."
― Anonymous User  10/20/2012
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Remy Thorne (born 1995 in Miami, Florida) is an American actor. He has 3 sisters who are also actors: Kaili, Dani, and Annabella "Bella".
― Anonymous User  7/20/2012
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For one thing, I've always heard it pronounced re-mee (not "ray") – but what do French people know about French pronunciation, right? (Maybe every name should be listed here twice, once for the country of it's origin and once for it's American usage...)
that one  7/7/2012
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100% masculine. Ask any French person. Putting Remy on a girl would be like naming a boy Gisele or Angelique. It's as masculine as Pierre, Henri, and Andre.
AMR71  2/1/2011
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I seem to be in the minority here, as I find "Remy" to be an attractive name for girls. In my humble opinion, people are ENTIRELY too fixated on this being masculine only. Comments like "I hate that this name is used for girls" and "boy boy boy!" seem rather ridiculous to me.

I suppose people are afraid that their favorite boys' names will become unisex, and then from unisex become predominantly female. Honestly though, there's nothing stopping people from continuing to name their little boys "Madison" and "Ashley" except social factors. Society likes their girls and boys to be clearly separated from one another, and any blurring of that demarcation is uncomfortable for a lot of people.

There is nothing wrong with tradition so long as it's kept in check by reason. Preserving a name's origins is important, and people are certainly not without justification in wanting to stick with that traditional usage.

However! People go too far in my mind when they start crying foul over deviations in gender and lamenting that a name has been "handed over to the girls" (as one comment puts it). Regardless of the original intent of such comments, on a certain level they ultimately seem to imply that because females are now associating themselves with a traditionally masculine name, it's somehow tainted and loses whatever masculine powers it originally carried.
MuppetFace  7/16/2010
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Regardless if written as "Rémi" or "Remy", this is a boys' name. For all I care, you can go ahead and name your daughter Remy (or how about Lucas for your daughter and Jessica for your son?), but to quote you, "it would seem rather ridiculous to me".
PS: Your reasoning is absurd. Just because people don't want the traditional names of their culture twisted and misused, doesn't make them intolerant, socially backwards or even sexist ("girls and boys clearly separated").
that one  7/7/2012
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Remy is the name of Jude Law's character in the new movie "Repomen".
Antique_Cherub  2/15/2010
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I hate that this name is becoming used for girls. It's such a masculine name. Let's keep it that way.
slyboots  11/15/2009
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I'm a fan of unisex names, but Rémi (or Remy) is all boy. But I don't care if the Americans use the name Remy for girls. I dislike the English pronunciation anyway.
McHobbit  10/25/2009
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I hate that this is another name that some people have turned into a female name.
LoQuiero  1/1/2009
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In House, M.D., the doctor who is known as "Thirteen" is named Remy Hadley. She suffers from Huntington's disease.
kateab1115  12/7/2008
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Remy is a boy's name, period. Ask any French person what kind name Remy is, and they'll say it's a boy's name. Sorry girls. ;o.
Lorenz0  11/4/2008
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I have a baby name book (pub 2005) that lists Remy without the accent under female names and the meaning is French and champagne with variations spelled Remi and Remie. It isn't listed in the male section at all. Another baby name book I have from 1974 doesn't list it at all either way.

First time I heard it was this year on the news for the arrest of the female rapper whose stage name is Remy Ma.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2008
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Could also be a nickname for Jeremy.
FMRadio  5/8/2008
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A stunning completely masculine name. Despite the fact that I've known a girl named Remy and love the book This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen this book is all male to me.
ZoeAliza  3/30/2008
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I can see it on a girl, but much prefer it on a boy. Brought to my attention by, yes, Mr. Remy LeBeau, also known as Gambit of the X-Men. I ADORE this name, though I pronounce it "reh-ME" because I like it better that way. :]
FMRadio  1/2/2008
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Definitely a male name. Cannot picture it on a girl. I really like it. Oh and there's a band called Remy Zero. No accent over the E though, so it's pronounced reh-mee.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2007
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Love this name mainly because of Gambit. He=Major love.
pifaninjat  7/9/2007
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I think of it as more of a feminine name.
xKatiex  7/4/2007
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An aspiring chef named Remy is the protagonist of "Ratatouille," a 2007 feature film by Pixar Animation Studios.
Mog  6/30/2007
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In the States, without the accent, Remy is pronounced "REHM-ee". ("eh" as in feather")
VictoriaCalledTori  6/22/2007
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Gambit from the X-men's real name is Remy.
Calcifer  5/22/2007
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Remy LeBeau, or Gambit, is the name of a Marvel Comics mutant superhero, usually a member of the X-Men. He could charge inanimate objects with energy, causing them to "detonate" or burst into flame. A popular, well-known character, but rarely a core member of the group.
napoleana  9/3/2007
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The name could also be a variation of Remus, meaning oar or stick, who was the twin brother of Romulus, founder of Rome.
kateyvic  5/22/2007
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Boy. Boy. Boy. French pronunciation only! Please don't let this become the next Madison, a boy's name handed over to the girls.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2007
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Yes, you are quite right. In Sarah Dessen's book 'This Lullaby' the main character is called Remy, and she most certainly is a female.
Surreal  10/15/2006
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My cousin is named Remy, and she is a girl, so this name can also be feminine and without the accent aigu.
Riley115  1/30/2006

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