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Renee means "reborn", ie spiritual enlightenment.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2005
A famous bearer of this name is the American actress Renee Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 as Renee Kathleen Zellweger). She won the Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2003 for her part in the award-winning movie "Cold Mountain." She also starred in "Bridget Jones Diary", "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason", "Chicago", "Cinderella Man", and was a voice in the movie "Shark Tale". She also recently married Kenny Chesney.
-- AndrewJKD  8/10/2005
Another variation of this name could be Renea, pronounced ree-nay. That is how my middle name is spelled and pronounced!
-- trailercat  8/22/2005
The young singer Olstead is named Renee. She's only 15 and she has wonderful voice.
-- Anjamon  11/21/2005
Renee, and other variations, are derived from the Latin word renaissance. The Renaissance was a cultural movement generally believed to have begun in northern Italy early in the 14th century which brought about a period of scientific revolution, religious reform and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. It marks the transitional period between the end of the Middle Ages and the start of the Modern Age.

So although the meaning of 'Renee' is generally said to be rebirth it does in fact go beyond that.

Other variations of Renee are Renai (my own name ;)) as well as Renae.
-- renai  1/8/2006
Actually Renai, in its original form and spelling it has nothing to do with the Renaissance, though I would agree with you that your name does come from that. Renee is the feminine form of Rene, both French.
-- Annabeau  2/15/2007
I agree. The name Rene/e is RELATED to the word Renaissance. When you trace it back to Latin the words are related. But the name itself does not in any way derive from some meaning connected to the Renaissance.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2007
Renee is Gwen Stefani's middle name.
-- FairyGirl  5/31/2006
Makes a great middle name.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
For the longest time when ever I saw this name for some reason I thought it was "re-knee" until I met my friend, whose name is Renee and it does not fit her at all. It kinda sounds exotic and she's as plain as bread and butter. But overall I think it's a good name.
-- whitedotblackdot  7/26/2006
She isn't famous, but one of the girls on the TV show Flavor of Love's actual name was Renee.
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2006
This is my first name. It can be very annoying because people sometimes think I'm a boy when they read it, they spell it wrong (in my case it's spelled Renee) and it rhymes with a lot of things. (I'm Dutch and the ee-sound is pretty common in Dutch) I used to think it was a boring and short name, but it has grown on me, I like it now.
-- renee06  3/1/2007
My sister's name is Renee. I think it's such a cute name. I would give my child that as a middle name. I love the name.
-- Koolgal  3/23/2007
I like this name a lot. One of my closest friends is named Renee and she's a great girl. I think the name is lovely and classic and not one of those names that only stays suitable for one period in time.
-- Alissa_Blue  4/10/2007
Renee is my middle name too. I think that if I have another daughter I will give her Renee as a middle name. I like it!
-- mom2three  4/21/2007
I am of Mexican decent, all of my family disapproved of my naming my daughter Renee, because to Mexicans it is commonly used as a males name only. BUT the male version is spelled Rene.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2007
It's the middle name of Heather Renée Sweet (aka Dita von Teese).
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
I think that this name is awesome except when people spell it Renee instead of Renée. (PS to type é hold down alt, type 130 quickly, and let go of alt)
-- mhavril39  8/19/2007
I know how to make an e with an accent (and I'm sure I'm not the only one). It's just that in Dutch, the -ee sound is already pronounced in the right way without the accent while in French, the accent is necessary. So I guess you could say that the way my name is spelled (Renee) is the Dutch spelling of Renée. Sometimes I wish my parents hadn't been so stubborn and had just given me the original spelling so that I wouldn't constantly have to correct people. But still, I've seen far worse spellings on this site and despite everything, I really like my name.
-- renee06  8/27/2007
Well, Renee06, I think that that's cool then, because I don't know any Dutch and that is very interesting. I just said that because in America, many goofy people decide to Anglicise every freakin name, rip off all the accents, and basically say that when spelled correctly, sounds exotic and weird. I just prefer it when people spell it original and keep it easy so there isn't so much confusion.
-- mhavril39  10/10/2007
I agree with you on that. I hate it when people add letters or replace them with others just because they sound the same. It confuses people about the right spelling and forces those poor kids to spell their names all the time. I think my name is different though because in my country, it is considered to be the Dutch spelling. We use René or Rene for boys and Renée or Renee for girls. My parents are kind of no-nonsense people so they didn't bother adding the accent. I would say that's a different thing than just changing the spelling for the heck if it.
-- renee06  10/11/2007
Renée Adorée (1898-1933), successful French-American actress whose life was cut short by tuberculosis.
-- cateyedsnake  8/27/2007
My middle name is Renay. I love this spelling. I also like Renae. I don't like the Renee spelling. Blah!
-- Anonymous User  10/11/2007
Renée is also the Czech form. Name Day: 28th November.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/13/2007
Renee is a great name. One of my best friends is called Renee. I don't know why I like it, I just like the sound of it. It sounds a little bit tough, but feminine at the same time.
-- DeniseClaire  11/16/2007
Another famous bearer is Renee from the Japanese anime show "Mew Mew Power". She is half human, half wolf.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2008
I think this is a truly beautiful name. In Denmark we do not have the female version of this name (i.e. 'Renee') only René - which is a boy's name. I think it's a shame actually because I really like this name for a woman, not for a man. I love the meaning. I picture 'Renee' as a strong, confident, smart, beautiful woman with a big heart.
-- Katrine  3/13/2008
Renee is the name of Bella's mother in the book Twilight.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  8/21/2008
Also in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Bella's and Edward's daughter's name is a fused form of Renee (Bella's mother) and Esme (Edward's mother-figure). The daughter's name was Reneesme, I guess pronounced ren-EZ-meh.
-- manapeppysan.com  11/24/2008
Renee is an name that I always loved. I see it as a feminine & pretty name. It is my middle name (which I like better than my first name). However, my spelling is Renay. A French woman gave this spelling to my dad prior to my being born and he liked her spelling.
-- renay  10/22/2008
I think this name is kind of cool - I like the accent mark above the first E. It's a common middle name, too.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2008
Another famous bearer is Renée Fleming (born 1959), a famous American opera singer. She is a soprano and performs in a wide variety of languages. She was also featured in a few of Howard Shore's pieces that were composed for the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2009
Dutch pet forms of Renee are Reneetje (ruh-NAY-tyuh) and Reneeke (ruh-NAY-kuh).
-- renee06  12/14/2009
Renee Walker is a character on the show "24", played by Annie Wersching.
-- Anonymous User  4/22/2010
This is my name! I love it! It's pretty and strong and I love it as my name! I like it with the accent above the first 'e', but my name doesn't have it. :( I still love my name though!
-- bonjourfrenchfry  7/23/2011
Anything other than RENÉE is simply a modern botched spelling and most "new" spellings should hardly be pronounced like RENÉE.
-- GibsonGirl  8/22/2011
My middle name is Renee! I know it's kind of common, but I don't really think that matters much. It's also a very pretty first name :)
-- Oohvintage  1/13/2013
I really love this name, it's so pretty~ I've heard it more commonly as a middle name but I think it works well for a first name as well.
-- IronClocks  3/3/2014
In france, it's even more old fashioned than the male René, so very rare nowadays.
-- luxsword  4/28/2014
Not many people understand that Renee is the feminine form, and Rene is the masculine. Funny thing is, my grandparents (who are French) are Renee and Rene!
-- DaisyGraceBaker  7/12/2014

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