Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Rémy is the French form of Latin Remigius which comes from Latin remigis, the genitive singular form of remex meaning “oarsman, rower” via Latin remus (oar) derived from PIE root word *h₁reh₁- (to row). It’s also possible that it could be derived from another Latin name, Remedius, meaning “cure, remedy”. Although primarily used as a male name in France, it’s also had some use as a female name. Rémy is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Remy (English)
  • Rémi (French)
  • Remi (English, Latin)- also the name of an ancient Belgic tribe in NE Gaul)
  • Remigius (Late Roman)
  • Remigio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Remigiusz (Polish)
  • Remedius (Late Roman)


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