Ren is a gender-neutral name of Japanese origin. Meaning "lotus", this name will inspire baby to bloom and blossom every day while still being reminded of her roots. In Japanese culture, the lotus flower is the Buddhist symbol of perfection and purity, making the name Ren all the more fitting for your beautiful baby. To American audiences, Ren might recall memories of the 1984 classic Footloose. This musical drama follows the story of Ren McCormack played by Kevin Bacon as he attempts to overthrow a ban on dancing. Whether you’re a fan of the musical or want a name that relates back to your Japanese roots, Ren is an excellent choice.
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