Renee is the female form of René, and the extra –e making it feminine according to French grammar. The name René is the French form of the late Roman name Renatus and the meaning is reborn or born again. For example: Renaissance or Renalt. In medieval times, the meaning was associated with the Christian concept of being spiritually born again through baptism. It consequently became popular among the early Christians in Ancient Rome and it was born by several saints, including René Goupil.