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What does Reade mean?

Reade Pronunciation of Reade as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Reade) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Reade is "near the reeds; red-haired". Reade is a version of Read (Old English). Reade is also a variation of Reed (Old English): version of Red. Reade is also used as a variation of Reid (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, reeds (meadow), red


VARIANTS Reyd, Reide, Redd

(male) Rode, ..

(female) Reame, ..

Reade Scott (R.S.), ..

How popular is Reade?

Reade is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#18120 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Reid (#288 FROM RECENT DATA) and Reed (#375) are the popular related forms of Reade (NOT RANKED) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Reade were at the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #288) and are almost as popular today (#331, 13% LESS USAGE). Reed is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Reid is now the more favored form. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reed, Reid in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reade is pronounced similarly to Rad, Radd, Riyad, Riyadh, Rod, Rodd and Rudd. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bede, Blade, Cade, Dade, Dwade, Glade, Jade, Kade, Meade, Quade, Radek, Rae, Rafe, Rane, Raye, Reagen, Rearden, Reave, Reece, Reese, Reeve, Remee, Remie, Renado, Rene, Renke, Renne, Reve, Roane, Shade, Slade and Wade. These names tend to be more frequently used than Reade.

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