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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : From Rheims

What does Remi mean and stand for?

The name Remi is of French origin and means "from Rhelms" or "oarsman". It is the short form of Oluremi, which means "the lord consoles me" in Yoruba.

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Fun-loving

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Remi


According to Social Security Administration data, Remi has been increasingly popular, jumping multiple spots in past years, breaking the top 150 for the first time in 2020, which it jumped 20 spaces in just a year to accomplish!

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Remi was at its peak popularity in February 2017.

Remi is a variation of the spelling Remy, with many parents preferring the -i ending for their girls. Notable namesakes include model Remington "Remi" Nelson and celebrity chef Remi Hirano. The name is slowly becoming popular among celebrities, chosen for the daughters of reality TV personality Corey Simms (Teen Mom 2), TV journalist Catriona Shearer, and musician Chris Lucas.

Where is it Popular?

Remi was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Remi

  • Rem

Pairs well with these middle names


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