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Meaning and name origin

Reeve \re(e)-ve\ as a boy's name is pronounced reev. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Reeve is "bailiff". Occupational name. The medieval reeve of a castle or landholding was an administrator for the king or someone of high position. RÍve is the French word for "dream".

Reeve has 4 variant forms: Reave, Reeford, Reeves and Reve.


Reeve is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4795 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Reeve for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Reece and Reese. Like Reeve, these names are not commonly used.