What does Reynolds mean?
Reynolds [reynolds] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Reynolds is "ruler's advisor". Reynolds is a version of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Reynolds is also a variation of Reynold (Latin).
(male) Reolds, Reynis, ..
(female) Reynda, Reynlee, .. Middle name pairings:
Reynolds Dariel (R.D.), ..
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)
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Reynolds are Reginald (#875 a year ago), Reynaldo (#1112), Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo, Raynaldo and Renaldo. Other variants, like Raynald, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Reynolds was at its apex 55 years ago (average #1174) and is now significantly less (#1748, ▼85.4%), with the version Reginald becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.