Also spelled with accent on e, pronunced RAY-mee:
RémyPronunciation: REH-mee, RAY-mee
Potential nicknames: While Remy sounds like a nickname itself, you could shorten it further to Rem, Re or Re-re.
Variants: Remi, Remee, Remie, Remmy, Remmey, Remo, Rhemy
Origin: French, meaning "from Rheims," which is a town in central France. (2) French, meaning "oarsman," from Remigius, a Roman family name. (3) English variant of Remington. (4) Possibly from Remedius, meaning "remedy."
Popularity: In 2010 there were 237 baby boys named Remy in the U.S., ranking at #874, then moving down to #881 in 2011.
Fun fact: Remy could serve as a nickname for longer names such as Remington or Remus. It can also be unisex. (3) Remy has also been used as a girl's name.(4) Saint Remy, from the fifth century, was a French saint.