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What does Reynolds mean?

Reynolds \re(y)-nol-ds, reyn(o)-lds\ as a boys' name. Reynolds' name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Reynolds is "ruler's advisor". Reynolds is a derivative of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Reynolds is also a variation of Reynold (Latin).


Reynolds has 40 related forms via Reginald, Reynold: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Raynaldo, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Renado, Renaldo, Renato, Renaud, Renauld, Renault, Rene, Reynald, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, Rheinallt, Rinaldo and Ronald.


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)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Reynolds and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Reynolds (#unlisted) are Ronald (#397 a year ago), Rene (#796), Reginald (#805), Reynaldo, Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo and Reggie. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5118%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1253%, down 75.5%), with versions such as Reginald, Rene, Ronald, Reynaldo and Reggie becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reggie, Reginald, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynold, Ronald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reynolds and related baby names outside U.S.