What does Reade mean?
Reade [reade] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Reade) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Reade is "near the reeds; red-haired". Reade is a version of Read (Old English). Reade is also a variation of Reed (Old English): form of Red. Reade is also used as a variation of Reid (Old English).
(male) Readel, Rode, ..
(female) Reame, Reare, .. Middle name pairings:
Reade Iker (R.I.), ..
How popular is Reade?
Reade is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#18120 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Reid (#277 from recent data) and Reed (#329) are the popular related forms of Reade (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Reade were at the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (average #288) and have remained as popular to this day (#303, 5% less usage). Reed is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Reid is now the more favored form. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Reade is pronounced similarly to Rad, Radd, Riyad, Riyadh, Rod▼, Rodd and Rudd. Other suggested similar names are Bede, Blade, Cade, Dade, Dwade, Glade, Jade, Kade▲, Meade, Quade, Radek, Rae, Rafe, Rane, Raye, Reagen, Rearden, Reave, Reece, Reese, Reeve, Remee, Remie, Renado, Rene▼, Renke, Renne, Reve, Roane, Shade, Slade and Wade▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Reade.See names in meaning and etymology.