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What does Rees mean?

Rees Pronunciation of Rees [rees] as a name for boys has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of Rees is "enthusiasm". Rees is a version of Reece (Welsh): Rhys is the native Welsh form.


Rees has 3 variants: Reese, Rhys and Rice.

Creative forms:
(male) Reer, Rexes, ..

(female) Reesae, Reesse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rees Aldo (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rees?

Rees is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2669 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Rhys (#513 from recent data), Reece (#574), Reese (#701) and Rice are the prominent alternative forms of Rees (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rees was at its apex a decade ago (average #848) and is almost as widespread today (#947, down 17.4%). Reese is more familiar than the rest, although Rhys appears to be getting popular too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reece, Reese, Rhys, Rice in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reece, Rhys outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rees is alike in pronunciation to Ras, Reis, Reyes, Ries, Ross, Rosse and Russ. Other recommended names are Ames, Ares, Des, Ines, Ives, Kees, Keyes, Les, Lewes, Rae, Read, Redd, Reed, Reeve, Reeves, Reg, Regen, Regis, Rei, Reid, Remee, Remi, Remo, Remus, Remy, Ren, Rene, Reno, Reo, Reuel, Reve, Rex, Rey, Reyd, Rien, Rives, Roe, Ruel, Rye, Ryen, Wes and Yves. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rees.