US Popularity:1826
Origin:Japanese
Other Origin(s):German, British
Meaning:Lotus; Honest; Clever; Love; Bird; Reindeer
Ren is a gender-neutral name of Japanese origin that has a variety of meanings, depending on which kanji is used to write it. 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. Ren can also translate to "honest," "clever," and "love," among other things, giving your little one plenty of inspiration. If you're looking for a name with an animal meaning, Ren can also translate from German to "reindeer," and can refer to the common breed of bird, the wren. 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.

Ren Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ren is currently #474 on The Bump
Boy:Ren is currently #345 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Ren is currently #280 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ren is currently #1826 in U.S. births
Boy:Ren is currently #2428 in U.S. births
Girl:Ren is currently #4089 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#4089
in 2022
+ 150
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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