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Listen to the German pronunciation of Reiner here:
-- _satu_  1/3/2007
An alternative spelling is the French "Renier", pronounced REN-nee-ay in French and REN-neer in English. My understanding is that, with this spelling, it's a variation on "Renée".
-- leananshae  12/19/2007
I think "Reiner" and "René" (one é; "ée" is feminine) are of different origins, the former Germanic and the latter Latin, even though they may look similar in the French form.
-- auffie  1/16/2016
Another meaning of the name Reiner is "pure one", from the adjective "rein" (pure) with the masculine ending "-er".

From Wagner's opera Parsifal, Act Three, Scene Two: Gesegnet sei, du Reiner, durch das Reine! (Be blessed, O thou pure one, through that which is pure!)
-- auffie  3/2/2013
Reiner Braun from Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2014

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