Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Remy m. A derivative of Latin remex 'oarsman'.

The name of a 5th C saint, responsible for the baptism of Clovis and the conversion of the Franks to Christianity, as well as the name of an 8th C Frankish saint.

The name was most common in France.

1279–80 Remigius (nom) WaHR-SK p. 40
1067 Remigius (nom) CartNDSaintes XII; 1147 Remigio (abl) clairvaux-12thc 14; 1162 Remigius (nom) ibid. 39; 1163–64 Remigius (nom) ibid. 108; 1164 Remigius (nom) ibid. 120; 1171 Remigius (nom) ibid. 141; 1179 Remigius (nom) ibid. 176; 1188 Remigii (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCIV, Remigius (nom) ibid. XCIV; 1301 Remigii (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 206, Remigius (nom) ibid. p. 207
Old French
1313 Remi Paris1313 p. 46
Middle French
1418 Remi HGParis p. 373; 1421 Remy favier 7
1348 Remigii (gen) INP 3
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Remy". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Remy.