From the Latin name Renatus, meaning “reborn.” But when you’re the one doing the heavy work, being born once is quite enough. Just ask anyone who’s ever gone through labor.
Rene is pretty much un-nickname-able.
Famous people named Rene:
Philosopher Rene Descartes; dancer René Elizondo Jr; surrealist painter René Magritte; actresses Rene Russo and Christina Rene Hendricks; novelist Rene Denfeld.
Rene was the name of Shannen Doherty's character in the movie Mallrats.