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Meaning and name origin

Reed \reed\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

Reed has 4 variant forms: Read, Reade, Reid and Reyd.


Reed is a somewhat popular first name for males (#661 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#55 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Reed for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reed name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reed and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Reed and Reid. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reed, Reid in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reed is also pronounced similarly to Rad, Redd, Reide, Rod, Rodd and Rudd. Other suggested similar baby names are Meed and Rees. These names tend to be less commonly used than Reed.


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