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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).

Associated with: ruler (king), advisor (counsel).


Reynolds has 11 related forms via Reginald, Reynold: Raynald, Raynaldo, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Renaldo, Reynald, Reynaldo and Reynaldos.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reynolds name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reynolds, Raynaldo, Reginald, Reinaldo, Reinhold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Renaldo, Reynaldo, Reynold in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.