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Origin and popularity of the name RENE


Rene : 1: French and Mauritian (René); West Indian (in Haiti Guadeloupe and Martinique René): from the French personal name René from Latin Renatus ‘reborn’ borne by a 4th-century Christian saint and popular in France throughout the Middle Ages because of its transparent reference to Christian spiritual rebirth. This surname is most common in Haiti. Compare Reney 2 and Reny 1.2: English (Middlesex): variant of Raine.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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