Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. REHN-ərd, RAY-nahrd  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Raginhard, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel, decision" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England in the form Reinard, though it never became very common there. In medieval fables the name was borne by the sly hero Reynard the Fox (with the result that renard has become a French word meaning "fox").

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRenard(French) Reindert(Frisian) Reinhard, Reinhardt(German) Raginhard, Rainard, Reinhard(Germanic) Renārs(Latvian)

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Entry updated December 7, 2022