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Read meaning and name origin
Read \read\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Read), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Read is "red". Probably originated as a nickname for people with red hair.
Read has 4 variant forms: Reade, Reed, Reid and Reide.
Baby names that sound like Read are Rad, Reyd and Redd.
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Popularity of Read
Read is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1957 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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