Renatus

Renatus is a first name of Latin origin which means "born again" (natus = born). In countries of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages it exists in a masculine and feminine form i.e., Renato and Renata. In the French language they have been translated to René and Renée. The feminine form Renate is also common in Dutch and German language-speaking countries. Renata is a common female name in Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Lithuania and Slovakia. In some Spanish speaking countries, the name has taken on a different and interesting meaning. As a contraction for Rey (king) and Nato (birth), it has come to mean "born a king."

The name has a spiritual, not literal meaning, i.e., to be born again with baptism, i.e, from water and the Holy Spirit). It was extensively adopted by early Christians in Ancient Rome, due to the importance of baptism. The onomastic is San Renato, a martyr, Bishop of Sorrento in the 5th century, which is celebrated on December 12th.

In Persian Mithraism, which spread widely in the West as a religion of the soldiers and officials under the Roman Empire, persons initiated into its mysteries were designated "renatus" (with the meaning of "regenerated").

People

Many noted people have this forename:

Renatus

*Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Later Roman Empire writer (4th century)
*Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus, historian (5th century)
*Renatus of Châlon (1519–1544), Prince of the House of Orange
*Renatus Harris (ca. 1652-1724), English master organ maker
*Renatus Cartesius (1596–1650), also known as René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and writer

Renato

*Renato Aragão (born 1936), Brazilian comedian and actor
*Renato Archer (1922-1996), Brazilian naval officer and politician
*Renato Bartilotti (born 1976), Mexican actor
*Renato Beghe (born 1933), United States Tax Court judge
*Renato Berta, French-Italian cinematographer
*Renato Birolli (1905-1959), Italian painter
*Renato Borghetti (born 1963), Brazilian folk musician and composer
*Renato Bott, Swiss music producer
*Renato Brunetta (born 1950), Italian economist and politician
*Renato Caccioppoli (1904–1959), mathematician
*Renato Canova, athletics coach
*Renato Capecchi, Italian opera singer
*Renato Martino (born 1932), Cardinal Deacon
*Renato Carosone (1920–2001), Italian pianist
*Renato Cellini, Italian conductor
*Renato Constantino (1919-1999), Filipino historian
*Renato Corsetti (born 1941), president of the World Esperanto Association
*Renato Curcio (born 1941), former leader of the Italian Red Brigades
*Renato D’Aiello, Italian saxophonist
*Renato de Albuquerque, Brazilian civil engineer and entrepreneur
*Renato de Villa (born 1935), Filipino political figure
*Renato Di Lorenzo, Italian novelist
*Renato Diniz, Brazilian businessman
*Renato Dulbecco (born 1914), virologist
*Renato Fontes Tapia, (born 1986) Mexican musician and mathematician
*Renato Gutierrez, (born 1975) Mexican artist
*Renato Guttuso (1911–1987), Italian expressionist painter
*Renato Janine Ribeiro, Brazilian political philosopher
*Renato López (born 1983), Mexican television show host and musician
*Renato Leduc Mexican poet and newspaper writer
*Renato Micallef (born 1951), Maltese pop singer
*Renato Migliorini, Brazilian physician and scientist
*Renato Naranja, chess master
*Renato Pagliari, of the 1980s vocal duo Renée and Renato
*Renato Pirocchi (1933-2002), Italian race car driver
*Renato Pozzetto, Italian comedian
*Renato Rosaldo, American anthropologist
*Renato Ruggiero (born 1930), Italian politician
*Renato Russo (born 1960-1996), Brazilian singer and composer
*Renato M. E. Sabbatini (born 1947), Brazilian scientist and writer
*Renato Sobral (born 1975), mixed martial arts fighter
*Renato Soru (born 1957), Italian entrepreneur
*Renato Terra, Italian actor and poet
*Renato Tosoc, (born 1978) Filipino-American Real Estate Agent
*Renato Villalta (born 1955), Italian basketball player
*Renato Zanelli, Chilean baritone and tenor
*Renato Štimac, Croatian music artist and producer
*Renato Manente, American manager

Renata

*Renata Adler (born 1938), American journalist and writer
*Renata Beger (born 1958), Polish politician
*Renata Berkova (born 1975), Czech triathlon athlete
*Renata Borgatti (1894-1964), concert pianist
*Renata Burgos (born 1982), Brazilian swimmer
*Renata Ceribelli, Brazilian journalist and TV anchorperson
*Renata Daninsky (born 1981), Czech model and actress
*Renata Fayre, fictional character in the "Newshounds" webcomic
*Renata Končić (born 1977), Croatian singer
*Renata Nielsen (born 1966), Danish long jumper
*Renata Przemyk (born 1966), Polish singer-songwriter
*Renata Ruiz (born 1984), Chilean model
*Renata Scotto (born 1934), opera singer
*Renata Somossy (born 1981), porn actress
*Renata Soñé, Dominican Republic beauty queen and actress
*Renata Tebaldi (1922–2004), Italian opera singer
*Cecilia Renata of Austria (1611–1644), Archduchess, daughter of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorRenata, name of the band The Last Goodnight from 1995 to 2006
*Renata Haseth (1992-?)

Renate

*Renate Blauel, music engineer, married to Elton John
*Renate Dorrestein (born 1954), Dutch writer, journalist and feminist
*Renate Götschl (born 1975), Austrian alpine skier
*Renate Groenewold (born 1976), Dutch speed skater
*Renate Holub (born 1946), political philosopher and social theorist
*Renate Künast (born 1955), German Minister of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture, 2001-2005
*Renate Müller (1906–1937), German actress
*Renate Schmidt (born 1943), German Social Democratic politician
*Renate Sommer (born 1958), German politician and Member of the European Parliament
*Renate Stecher (born 1950), German athlete and Olympic champion
*Renate von Natzmer (1898-1935), German noble lady convicted of spying and treason
*Silvia Renate Bernadotte (born1943), Queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

René

*Adrien René Franchet was a French botanist.
*Alain-René Lesage
*Bernard-René de Launay
*François-René de Chateaubriand
*Frederic René Coudert, Jr.
*Jacques René de Brisay
*Jean René Constant Quoy
*Louis René Édouard
*Louis-René Beaudoin
*René & Angela were an 80s R&B duo
*René Adler
*René Angélil
*René Arnoux
*René Arped Spitz was a psychiatrist and psychologist.
*René Artois
*René Auberjonois
*René Barjavel
*René Barrientos
*René Bazin
*René Benjamin
*René Berthiaume
*Prosper-René Blondlot was a French physicist
*René Blum, a French ballet choreographer
*René Blum, a Luxembourgian politician
*René Bolf is a Czech footballer
*René Boylesve
*René Caillé
*René Cassin
*René Char
*René Clair
*René Clément
*René Coty
*René Crevel was a French writer
*René Dahinden
*René Daumal was a French surrealist writer.
*René de Birague
*René de Laboulaye
*René Descartes
*René Dif
*René Doumic
*René Dreyfus
*René Dubos
*René Dumont
*René Echevarria is a television writer and producer.
*René Eespere
*René Farrugia
*René Favaloro
*René Felber is a Swiss politician.
*René Fonck
*René Fontaine
*René François Artois
*René Girard is a French philosopher and historian.
*René Goblet
*René Goguen
*René Goscinny
*René Goupil
*René Grousset was a French historian.
*René Guénon
*René Gusperti an Italian swimmer.
*René Guyon
*René Hardy
*René Harris
*René Henriksen
*René Herse
*René Higuita
*René Highway was a Canadian dancer and actor.
*René I of Naples
*René Iché was a French sculptor.
*René II of Lorraine
*René Jacobs is a Flemish musician.
*René Just Haüy
*René Laanen
*René Lacoste
*René Laënnec
*René Lalique
*René Lavand
*René Le Bossu
*René Leboeuf
*René Leibowitz
*René Leriche
*René Lévesque
*René Lohse
*René Louis d’Argenson
*René Lussier
*René Magritte
*René Maheu
*René Malaise was a Swedish entomologist
*René Maran
*René Mayer
*René McLean is a jazz saxophonist and flutist.
*René Moawad
*René Monteagudo
*René Morin
*René Muñoz
*René Nicolas de Maupeou
*René of Alençon
*René of Châlon
*René Pétillon
*René Piché is a former politician in Ontario, Canada.
*René Pleven was a French prime minister
*René Plougsgaard is a SewerMaster
*René Pottier
*René Préval
*René Rachou was a Brazilian physician specialized in malaria
*René Rapin
*René Réaumur
*René Renoult
*René Richard Louis Castel
*René Robert Cavellier
*René Roch
*Rene Russo is an American movie actress
*René Schneider
*René Simard is a Canadian pop singer from Quebec
*René Stockman
*René Strickler
*René Thirifays
*René Thom
*René Thomas was a French auto racer.
*René van de Kerkhof
*René Vandereycken
*René Viénet
*René Viviani
*René Voisin
*René Waldeck-Rousseau
*René Wellek
*René Worms
*René, Marquis of Elbeuf
*René-Louis Baire
*Saint-René Taillandier

Renée

*Renée of France (1510–1574), daughter of Louis XII, King of France
*Renée Adorée (1898–1933), French-American actress
*Renée Cox, artist and photographer
*Renée Estevez (born 1967), American actress, daughter of actor Martin Sheen
*Renée Fleming (born 1959), American soprano singer
*Renée Geyer (born 1953), Australian singer
*Renée Jones (born 1958), American actress
*Renée Montagne, radio journalist
*Renée O'Connor (born 1971), American actress
*Renée Richards (born 1934), American ophthalmologist, tennis player, transwoman
*Renée Rienne, fictional character on the television series "Alias"
*Renée Soutendijk (born 1957), Dutch actress
*Renée Zellweger (born 1969), American film actress

René as a surname

*France-Albert René (born 1935), President of Seychelles, 1977-2004

ee also

*San Renato, Catholic saint
*Renato (footballer), football (soccer) players with the name Renato

Other

*575 Renate, a minor planet orbiting the Sun
*"Hermes & Renato", a Brazilian MTV comedy show
*Renate, a commune in Lombardy, Italy
*Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, stadium in Bologna, Italy
*Stadio Renato Curi, a soccer stadium in Perugia, Italy
*1250 René-Lévesque, a skyscraper in Montreal, Canada
*Automobiles René Bonnet, French automobile maker
*René-Levasseur Island, an island in Lake Manicouagan, Quebec, Canada
*René Guyon Society, an American group that advocated sexual relationships with children
*René, Sarthe, a commune in Sarthe, in the department of Loire, France


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  • Renatus — ist eine Variante des Vornamens René, siehe René (Name) Namensträger in der Schreibweise Renatus: Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus, spätantiker römischer Historiker Renatus (Oranien Nassau) (René von Châlon; 1519–1544), Fürst von Oranien aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Renatus — Renātus, Vegetius, s. Vegetius Renatus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • RENATUS — in marmore veteri apud Smetium et Gruterum Taurobolio Criobolioque in aeternum renatus quid notet, dicemus infra ubi de Taurobolio: quod sacrificii genus vicesimô quôque annô, pro sui παλιγγενεςία seu regeneratione fecisse tauroboliatos, ibi… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Renātus — (lat., fr. René, d.i. der Wiedergeborene), 1) R. der Gute, Sohn Ludwigs II., Herzogs von Anjou, Königs von Neapel, geb. 1408 in Angers, erhielt bei seiner Geburt den Titel eines Grafen von Guise u. wurde in Angers von seinem Großoheim… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Renatus [2] — Renātus von Anjou, s. René …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • RENATUS II — RENATUS II. Lotharingiae Dux, filius Friderici II. ex Iolanta filia Renati Siciliae REgis, nepos Antonii I. de quo supra, quô coniugiô lites inter Regem Neiapolitan. et Lotharingiae Ducem compositae. Titulum et insignia REgis Siciliae ae… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Renatus, S. (2) — 2S. Renatus (6. al. 5. Oct.), ein Bischof und Bekenner zu Sorrento (Surrentum) im Neapolitanischen. Die Geschichte dieses Heiligen (prodigiosa historia) ist mit so vielem Mährchenhaften durchflochten, daß es schwer ist, die Wahrheit… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Renatus, S. (3) — 3S. Renatus, Ep. (12. Nov. al. 12. April, 20. Aug., 6. Oct.) Dieser hl. Bischof hat angeblich seinen Namen von seiner wunderbaren Erweckung aus dem Grabe durch den hl. Mauritius3, wovon aber die beglaubigte Geschichte nichts weiß. Er soll nämlich …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Renatus, S. (1) — 1S. Renatus (12. Mai), Bischof und Bekenner, findet sich im A. H. L. Vgl. die folgenden …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Renatus, S. (4) — 4S. Renatus (1. Dec. al. 6. Febr.), sonst auch Resignatus genannt, Bischof von Utrecht (Trajectum), wird von den Boll. zum 6. Febr. (I. 764), im El. aber zum 1. Dec. angeführt, und als Nachfolger des heil. Designatus bezeichnet. Nur der Name und… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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