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Reed 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 also pronounced similarly to Rad, Redd, Reide, Rod, Rodd and Rudd. Other suggested similar baby names are Meed and Rees.

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Popularity of Reed

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).

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