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Origin: Netherlands
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Renée is a French and Latin feminine given name that means "reborn" or "born again". It is derived from the Latin name Renatus and is associated with the Christian tradition of being spiritually reborn through baptism. The name has connotations of spirituality and religious heritage, and it has been adapted across French, Spanish, and Italian cultures. In medieval times, the meaning of the name was associated with the Christian concept of being spiritually born again through baptism. Renée has been a popular name in the United States, ranking among the top 100 names given to girls in the late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. However, its popularity has declined in recent years, with Renée ranking as the 734th most popular name for American girls in 2008. Famous namesakes include American actresses Renée Zellweger and Renée Goldsberry, giving the name a touch of dramatic glamour.

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