Renee \r(e)-nee\ as a girl's name is pronounced ren-NAY. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Renee is "reborn". Ren?is the French form of Renata, more common in modern times. Ren- is also used as a prefix with various endings to create new names. Tennis celebrity Renee Richards; actresses Renee Russo, Ren?Zellweger.