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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#661 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#55 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Reed for boys. Reed reached its highest rank of #317 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reed and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Reid (#259) and Reed (#317). (2014 statistics).