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What does Reading mean?

Reading Pronunciation of Reading [read-ing] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Reading is "son of the red-haired". Also a place name.

Associated with: old english, red.


Reading has 3 variants: Redding, Reeding and Reiding.

Creative forms:
(male) Rading, Ruding, ..

(female) Readna, Readona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Reading Johnson (R.J.), ..

How popular is Reading?

Reading is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10277 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Reading has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reading name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Delling, Feilding (see Fielding), Fielding, Godding, Golding, Harding, Henning, Rain, Raine, Rains, Ravinn, Read, Reade, Reagan, Reagen, Rearden, Reardon, Regin, Reginn, Regino, Reubin, Ring, Spalding and Waring. Like Reading, these names are not commonly used.

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