Meaning and Name Origin
Reece \re(e)-ce\ 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.
Reece is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1278 out of 88799, 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)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Reece and associated names. 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 2010 and is somewhat lower today. Reece (#540), Reese (#648) and Rhys (#483) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation, with Reece and Reese going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)