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Quick Facts on Remy

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 753
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Remy

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Remy

Rémy is a French masculine name developed from an obscure Latin personal name (Remigius) meaning “oarsman”, derived from the Latin “remigis” meaning “oar”. The popularity and subsequent spread of the name Rémy among the French can be traced back to a 5th century saint best remembered for baptizing Clovis I, King of the Franks, on Christmas Eve 496 A.D. Clovis’s baptism led to the conversion of all Frankish people to Christianity (basically a game-changing event in European history). Due to the seminal importance of Saint Rémy in French history it’s no surprise he’s one of the named patron saints of all of France (along with Saints Denis, Joan of Arc, Louis IX, Martin of Tours and Thérèse de Lisieux). Rémy’s Feast Day is January 13. Rémy is still a name bestowed on French bébés garçons with moderate frequency. Americans use the name occasionally on boys but Australians like it better for baby girls. Given the name’s etymology (i.e., “oarsman”) it might also be a great choice for people who like to row crew, paddleboard, kayak or canoe.

Popularity of the Name Remy

Strange but true: Remy has only been on the American male naming charts since 2009. Although the name dates back to Antiquity in France, it’s more of a 21st century creation in the United States. We are also assuming most American parents are opting out of using the accent mark over the “e”. In fact, we’re not even quite sure how people in the states even pronounce this name (REHM-ee?). Lastly we should mention that Remy is in danger of switching teams here in the U.S. In other words, American parents are threatening to turn this old French charmer into a girl’s name (although it has yet to land a spot on the female Top 1000 list which means it remains quite rare for XX chromosomes). Still, the writers of the TV series “House” used the name Dr. Remy Hadley, M.D. for one of their female characters (better known by her nickname “Thirteen” and played by Olivia Wilde). Since Remy has been considered a masculine name for well over 1,500 years it may take more than just a couple years to feminize it. Just ask the cute little aspiring French chef (and anthropomorphic rat) from the animated film “Ratatouille" (2007). His name was Remy.
Popularity of the Boy Name Remy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Remy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Remy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Remy

    Remy We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Remy.

  • Popular Songs on Remy

    Popular Songs on Remy

    Remy Red - a song by Angie Stone

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Remy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Remy

    Remy the Rhino Learns Patience (Andy McGuire) - Andy McGuire, artist and author of the popular Rainy Day Games, presents enchanting art and rhymes to share the story of Remy, the impatient Rhino. When the other animals annoy him, he snorts and charges right for them. One day, an aardvark decides not to run, and Remy's horn gets stuck in a tree! The forgiving aardvark gathers termites to slowly eat away the wood and free Remy--not only of his situation but of his impatient ways. “So as Remy experienced strange new sensations / He took a crash course in the virtue of patience. / He waited through rain and he waited through thunder / He waited through birds climbing over and under... / He waited through elephant balancing acts / Until little by little, he learned to relax.” This hilarious story shows children ages 1 to 5 how to get unstuck from their impatience and enjoy peace and the people around them.

    Run, Remy, Run! (Disney) - Under tables, over carts, and through the dining hall—Remy the rat is on the run! But will this furry fan of fine foods get caught? Find out in this action-packed Step 1 reader based on the film Ratatouille! Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Remy

    Famous People Named Remy

    Famous People Named Remy - Remy Ma (female rapper); Remy Bonjasky (kickboxer); Rémy Girard (Canadian actor); Rémy Di Gregorio (French cyclist); Rémy Belvaux (film director); Rémy De Gourmont (French poet); Remy Hermoso (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Remy

    Children of Famous People Named Remy

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Remy - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Remy.

  • Historic Figures

    Remy - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Remy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Remy.

Personality of the Boy Name Remy

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Remy

  • No Variations Found.
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