What does Reece mean?
Reece /re-ece/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Reece) is pronounced reece. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Reece is "enthusiasm". Rhys is the native Welsh form. Actor Roger Rees.
How popular is Reece?
Reece is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1400 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Reece for boys. Reece reached its highest position of #344 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #540 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Reese (#648 2 years ago), Rhys (#483) and Rice are the popular related forms of Reece (#540 2 years ago). Usage of these forms of Reece reached its peak in the year 2010 (average #598) and is almost as conventional today (#667, down 17.2%). Reece is more widely used than the rest, although Reese seems to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Reece and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)