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Reese (boy)

What does Reese mean?

Reese Pronunciation of Reese as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Reese) has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of the name Reese is "enthusiasm". Reese is a version of Reece (Welsh): Rhys is the native Welsh form.



VARIANTS Rice, Rhys, Rees

(male) Rase, ..

(female) Reere, ..

Reese Otis (R.O.), ..

How popular is Reese?

Reese is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#405 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Reese reached its apex position of #368 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #659 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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 (#599 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Rhys (#464) and Rice are the popular variation forms of Reese (#659) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Reese reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (AVERAGE #848) and have remained as popular to this day (#930, 10% LESS USAGE). Reese is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rhys seems to be becoming a favorite too.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reece, Rhys outside U.S.

Similar Names

Reese is pronounced similarly to Raice, Ras, Rayce, Reis, Reyes, Ries, Roice, Ross, Rosse, Royce and Russ. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arese, Jesse, Reade, Reave, Reed, Reeve, Reeves, Reide, Remee, Remie, Rene, Renke, Renne and Reve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reese.