What does Reese mean?
Reese [reese] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Reese) has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of the name Reese is "enthusiasm". Reese is a version of Reece (Welsh): Rhys is the native Welsh form.
(male) Rase, Reeke, ..
(female) Reere, Reeza, .. Middle name pairings:
Reese Keagan (R.K.), ..
How popular is Reese?
Reese is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#405 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Reese reached its apex position of #368 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #701 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Reece (#574 from current records), Rhys (#513) and Rice are the popular variation forms of Reese (#701 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Reese reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (average #848) and are almost as popular today (#947, 17% less usage). Reese is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rhys seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Reese is pronounced similarly to Raice, Ras, Rayce, Reis, Reyes, Ries, Roice, Ross▼, Rosse, Royce▲ and Russ▼. Other suggested similar names are Arese, Jesse▼, Reade, Reave, Reed▲, Reeve, Reeves, Reide, Remee, Remie, Rene▼, Renke, Renne and Reve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reese.