Pronounced Re-ny; other spellings include Renie, Rennie, Reni
Greek nick-name for "Irene" (ειρήνη); means "peace".
Irene was the name of the Early Christian Martyr; both Irene & Rene were names given to Byzantine empresses after her death.
Often mistaken for the male Scottish name "Renny".
Often mistaken/mispronounced as the male French name Rene' (re-nae), including it's meaning (Rene' = reborn).
Has been abused as a 20th Century American nickname for Doreen, Noreen, Renata, and Serena.
Rene's are incredibly rare and phenomenal women. Their character and principles are unmatched by others, particularly in faithfulness. They triumph over difficulties with their sense of humor and passion. Their virtue is difficult to corrupt. Men often fail to capture their romance. They usually possess gifts and talents in the arts.
If on a day a girl is born,
you find a shiny penny,
You must begin to share your luck,
And name the young girl Rene!
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