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).
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▼.Kreatif forms: Rinolds, Ronolds, Runolds. [more]
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Reynolds and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Reynolds (not ranked) are Ronald (#397 2 years ago), Rene (#796), Reginald (#805), Reynaldo, Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo and Reggie. Other variants, like Naldo, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Reynolds was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (average #488) and is somewhat lower today (#874, ▼75.5%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)