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What does Ree mean?

Ree Pronunciation of Ree [ree] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ree is "to bind". Ree is an alternate spelling of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah. Ree is also a form of Riva (Hebrew).


17 related forms via Rebecca, Riva: Beck, Becke, Beki, Reba, Rebba, Rebbie, Rebeca, Rebeha, Rebeka, Reeba, Reeva, Reva, Reveka, Rheba, Rivi, Rivke and Rivy.

Creative forms:
(female) Rre, ee, ..

(male) Ran, Rre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ree Caroline (R.C.), ..

How popular is Ree?

Ree is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#26807 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Rebecca (#188 a year ago), Rebeca (#1317), Rheba, Reva, Rebeka and Reba are the prominent variation forms of Ree (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Becke, are seldom used. These forms of Ree reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #1388) and are now much less conventional (#1584, 90%), with versions such as Reba becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Rebeca, Rebecca, Rebeka, Reva, Rheba in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebecca outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ree is pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raya, Raye, Rea, Rei, Rey, Reya, Rhae, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other suggested similar names are Bee, Cee, Dee, Fee, Lee, Reed and Rene. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ree.