Meaning and Origin of: Renaud

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Wise; bold; courageous

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elementsragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’ (equivalent to EnglishReynold).
  • The North American Renaud families descend from settlers from Normandy, Poitou, the Languedcoc, and Anjou; they were first recorded in Quebec City in 1668. Secondary surnames associated with Renaud include: <xref>Canard</xref>, Davenne, d’Avesne, <xref>Deslauriers</xref>, Desmoulins, <xref>Langlois</xref>, Locat, Saint-Jean.