What does Reynolds mean?
Reynolds [reyn-olds] as a boys' name. Reynolds' name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Reynolds is "ruler's advisor". Reynolds is a version, with the prefix Rey-, of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Reynolds is also a variation of Reynold (Latin).
(male) Reolds, Reynis, ..
(female) Reynda, Reynlee, ..
How popular is Reynolds?
Reynolds is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#106 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Reynolds for boys. Reynolds reached its highest rank of #1409 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Reynolds and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Reynolds are Reginald (#805 a year ago), Reynaldo (#1272), Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo, Raynaldo and Renaldo. Other variants, like Raynald, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Reynolds was at its apex 54 years ago (average #1174) and is now significantly less (#1759, ▼85.5%), with the version Reginald becoming somewhat outmoded.
Recommended names are Bernold (see Bernal), Rainhold, Ranald, Ranolf, Rayford, Raymond▼, Raymondo, Raynard, Raynell, Raynes, Raynor, Raynord, Redford, Redmond, Reeford, Reginaldo, Regnauld (see Reginald), Reinwald, Renado, Renard, Renardo, Renatus, Renaud, Renauld, Rennard, Reno, Rexford, Reyd, Reyes, Reymond, Reymundo, Reynard, Reynardo, Reyni, Rhoads, Rinaldo, Ronald▼, Ronaldo, Roneld and Symonds. These names tend to be more frequently used than Reynolds.