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What does Reese mean?

Reese Pronunciation of Reese as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Reese) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Reese is "enthusiasm". Variant of Rhys. Actress Reese Witherspoon.




(female) Rese, ..

(male) Reeke, ..

Reese Ryann (R.R.), ..

How popular is Reese?

Reese is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#405 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Reese was first listed in 1999 and reached its peak position of #128 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #159. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Reece (#1488 IN RECENT RANKINGS) is the only other popular varying form of Reese (#159) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Reese were at the apex of their popularity a decade ago (MEDIAN #677) and are almost as common today (#823, 24%). Reese is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reese, Reece in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reese is alike in pronunciation to Raisse, Rise, Roice, Ros, Rose, Ross, Rosse, Royce and Roze. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aneese, Cerese, Denese, Deyse, Eleese, Jesse, Leese, Liese, Raene, Reade, Ree, Reeba, Reed, Reeda, Reena, Reene, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Reine, Remie, Renae, Rene, Renee, Renie, Renise, Renne, Renske, Resi, Riesa and Terese. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reese.