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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.


Variations

Reed has 4 variants: Read, Reade, Reid and Reyd.


Popularity

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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reed and related names. Reid (#259 a year ago) is the only other prominent related form of Reed (#317 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 2014 (usage of 0.712%). Reed (#317) and Reid (#259) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these, with Reed undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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