The meaning of the name Rene is Reborn. The origin of the name Rene is French. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Originally a male name that has crossed over into female form. However the female form usually has an extra E (Renee). Rene Descartes, French philosopher and writer. Rene Auberjonois, actor. The name arose from Christians considering themselves reborn.