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What does Reeve mean?

Reeve Pronunciation of Reeve as a boys' 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".

ASSOCIATED WITH Re-, occupational, medieval, king, high (great)


VARIANTS Reave, Reeford, Reeves, Reve

(male) Rave, ..

(female) Reela, ..

Reeve Braelyn (R.B.), ..

How popular is Reeve?

Reeve is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#5922 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Reeve has not been recorded in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reeve name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cleeve, Cleve, Herve, Reade, Reece, Reed, Rees, Reese, Reide, Remee, Remie, Rene, Renke, Renne, Reuven and Steve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reeve.

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