Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Renata

Renata is a Late Latin female name from “Renatus” meaning “reborn”; Renata is used mainly by the Spanish and Italians, but it is also circulated among Germans and Slavs (the French equivalent is Renée). Renata is essentially a Christian name bestowed upon baby girls in celebration of Jesus’ resurrection; or in reference to the spiritual “rebirth” through a daughter’s baptism. Renata was fairly common in Italy during the 19th century but is now more prevalent among Spanish speakers in Mexico and Chile, or in Slavic Poland. Each of these countries maintains strong Catholic values so it seems apropos that Renata would succeed as a given name in these places.

All About the Baby Name – Renata

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME RENATA

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME RENATA

The current popularity of Renata in Mexico is most likely influencing the name’s usage north of the border here in the U.S. Renata is one of those name in America that just hasn’t been able to stick to the charts long enough to gain a following. The name appeared a few times on the U.S. charts during the 20th century – once in 1964, again in the late 70s/early 80s and finally again in 2011. You’ll notice the huge, sudden usage of Renata around 1980 – this was a direct result of Woody Allen’s dramatic film “Interiors” (1978) in which Diane Keaton’s character is named Renata (certainly Allen chose this character name for its “rebirth” meaning). Although frenzied interest in the name Renata would be brief and the name once again retreated to the shadows. Renata is currently a Top 10 favorite girl’s name in Mexico so certainly this is helping her cause in the U.S. It’s a name mainly used among Hispanic-Americans and, given the name’s etymology, perhaps religiously conscious ones at that (in honor of Christ’s resurrection). Even Renee has fallen from popular usage among English speakers in more recent years. Renata is one of those names that work well on small children but transitions nicely into adulthood. It’s cute, it’s different and it’s underused (at least in the U.S.). Renata could also be an original name choice for a springtime baby (when all plant life is reborn), or for “born-again” Christian parents.

Quick Facts

ON RENATA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

German

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

774

PRONUNCIATION:

re-NAH-tah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Reborn

Characteristics

OF RENATA

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Renata

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME RENATA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Renata

Popular Songs

ON RENATA

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Famous People

NAMED RENATA

Renata Voráčová (Czech tennis player)
Renata Tebaldi (Italian opera singer)
Renata Scotto (Italian opera singer)
Renáta Tomanová (Czech tennis player)
Renata of Lorraine (European nobility)

Children of Famous People

NAMED RENATA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME RENATA

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