How popular is the baby name Renesme in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Renesme.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Renesme


Posts that Mention the Name Renesme

Unique American Baby Names of 2009 (Girls’ Edition)

Here are some baby girl names that were given to at least five but no more than 99 babies in the United States last year. (I published the equivalent boys’ list a little while ago.)

Blends

  • Miangel (65) – Mi angel
  • Myangel (31) – My angel
  • Imunique (12) – I’m unique
  • Miamor (9) – Mi amor
  • Wesleigh (8) – Wesley, though it looks more like “we sleigh” to me.
  • Amunique (6) – Am unique
  • Mylove (6) – My love
  • Pennylane (5)

Numerical

  • Seven (28)
  • Amillion (7)

The -ities

  • Vanity (52)
  • Divinity (45)
  • Verity (33)
  • Chastity (30)
  • Amity (27)
  • Unity (27)
  • Clarity (21)
  • Purity (17)
  • Infinity (14)
  • Reality (11)
  • Sincerity (8)
  • Prosperity (7)
  • Serendipity (5)

Very hush-hush

  • Whisper (20)
  • Secret (11)

Twi-Names

  • Jasper (31)
  • Renesmee (17) and Renesme (5)
  • Carlisle (12)
  • Twilight (7)
  • Cullen (5)

And finally…

The Baby Name Renesmee

Renesmee
In the world of Twilight, Renesmee is the half-human, half-vampire child of main characters Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. She was born in the middle of Breaking Dawn (2008), the fourth and final book of the series.

According to Bella herself, the name is pronounced “Ruh-nez-may.” It’s a combination of Renée (the name of Bella’s mother) and Esme (the name of Edward’s adoptive mother).

The first real-life Renesmee I spotted was born in Scotland in 2009. But in mid-2010, when the SSA’s 2009 data was released, we all discovered that more than a dozen U.S. baby girls had been named Renesmee the same year:

  • 2017: 127 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2016: 154 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2015: 129 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2014: 135 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2013: 135 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2012: 59 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2011: 33 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2010: 47 baby girls named Renesmee
  • 2009: 18 baby girls named Renesmee [debut]
  • 2008: unlisted

Total count so far? 837.

The name has never cracked the top 1,000, but usage remains weirdly strong (given the fact that the Twilight craze has passed) so perhaps it will in the future.

That jump in the usage between 2012 and 2013 was due to the second of the two Breaking Dawn movies. In the second one, released in late 2012, Renesmee was a young child (as opposed to a newborn).

But this isn’t the full story. A slew of Renesmee variants have cropped up as well:

Putting all the various spellings together, the total count is more than 1,330.

What are your thoughts on the baby name Renesmee?

P.S. The French names Renée and Esmé mean “born again” and “loved,” respectively.

[Note: This post was totally rewritten in August of 2018.]

Baby Names in Scotland – Jack, Sophie, Ringo, Renesme

Scotland’s most popular baby names of 2009 have been released. The top five boy names are Jack, Lewis, James, Liam and Logan. The top five girl names are Sophie, Olivia, Ava, Emily and Lucy. The biggest climbers since last year are Owen and Miley.

And here are some baby names that were used just once:

Girls Boys
Apple
Bonnique
Comfort
Demi-Star
Inca
Jools
Jorga
Jubilee
Juno
KT
Paris-Montana
Renesme
Vanilla
Argyll
Atholl
Elvis
Fidelis
Great
Jock
Mungo
Orpheus
Ringo
Soul
Supreme
Sweetie
Tresor

Didn’t take long for a version of Renesmee to pop up on a birth certificate somewhere, did it?

Demi-Star made me think of bras. Like, Demi-Star must be the sexier version of regular Star. (There was only one baby girl named Star, by the way, but four baby girls named Starr. I wonder why the double-R version is more popular.)

Source: GRO Scotland