What does Reed mean?
Reed /reed/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Reed) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Reed is "red". Variant of Red, or possibly a place name referring to the reeds in a swampy place.
(male) Redi, Roed, ..
(female) Redy, Reedah, ..
How popular is Reed?
Reed is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#661 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#65 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Reed for boys. Reed reached its highest rank of #317 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reed and related names. Reid (#259 a year ago) and Red are the prominent related forms of Reed (#317 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Reed is widespread in 2014 (adoption of 0.13%). Reid and Reed are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these.
Reed▲ is pronounced similarly to Rad, Redd, Reide, Riyad, Rod▼, Rodd and Rudd. Other recommended names are Aed, Aled, Amed, Breed, Ced, Creed, Fred▼, Freed, Ged, Hesed, Jed, Jered, Joed, Meed, Meged, Ned▼, Obed, Ohed (see Ohad), Oved, Rae, Rand, Reece, Rees, Reese, Reeve, Reg, Regen, Rei, Reis, Remee, Remi, Remo, Remy▲, Ren, Rene▼, Reno, Reo, Reuel, Reve, Rex▼, Rey▲, Reyes, Rien, Ries, Roe, Ruel, Rye, Ryen, Saeed, Speed, Steed, Syed, Ted▼, Umed and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Reed.