What does Reece mean?
Reece /re-ece/ [1 syll.] 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 in 2014), Rhys (#483) and Rice are the popular related forms of Reece (#540 in 2014). Usage of these boy names reached its peak in the year 2010 (usage of 0.4015%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3323%, down 17.2%). Reece (#540), Reese (#648) and Rhys (#483) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for Reece and Reese. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Reece and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)