What does Reynolds mean?
Reynolds /reyn-olds/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Reynolds' name origin is Latin, 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).
Reynolds has 20 related forms via Reginald, Reynold: Rainhold, Raynald, Raynaldo, Reginaldo, Regnauld, Reinald, Reinaldo▼, Reinaldos, Reinhold▼, Reinold, Reinwald, Renado, Renaldo, Renaud, Renauld, Reynald, Reynaldo▼, Reynaldos, 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 a year ago), Reginald (#805), Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo and Reynaldo. Variants like Renado are seldom used. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4898%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.133%, ▼72.8%), with versions such as Reginald, Ronald, Reynaldo, Reinaldo and Reynold becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)