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Read meaning and name origin
Read \read\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Read), is a variant of Reed (Old English), and the meaning of Read is "red-haired".
The baby name Read sounds like Reid and Reade. Other similar baby names are Mead and Rea.
Popularity of Read
Read is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1957 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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