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Boy Names Starting with Re-

Re- baby names and what they mean, with 54 results. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2018 (USAGE OF 0.4%), except for names like Rex which have become somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable birth names in this list are Remington (#245), Remy (#425), Rey (#751), Reid (#288) and Reed (#375), while Rego (TOP 4%) and Ream (3%) are conventional Re- surnames. Here is the list of Re- names for girls.

Re- names

Read - Reid | Reigh - Renshaw | Renton - Reynold

Read - Reid

Read and variants

Read1, var. Reide, Reid1, Reed1, Reade1
Derived fr. Old English word. "Red." Red is also a moderately common kid's name.

Reading, var. Reiding, Reeding, Redding
Root fr. Old English element. "Son of the red-haired." Common as surnames. Compare Reading (TOP 7%), Redding (1%), etc. and common -ng surnames Radding (TOP 86%), Roeding (91%).

Reardon, Rearden
Forms of Riordan. Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Bard, minstrel." Rearton and Redon are creative variations.

Form of Radford. Based on Old English element. "From the reedy ford; red ford." Redford was not a Top birth name in 2018. See also Rexford.

Redford2, var. Redfurd
Derived fr. Old English word. "Red ford." Redford and Redfurd are rarely adopted as baby names.

Redley, var. Redly, Redleigh, Redlea
Source fr. Old English element. "Red meadow." Compare surnames Remley (UPPER 11%), Reeley (58%).

Derived fr. Old English word. Possibly man of counsel or man .. Uncommon. Redman, like Roman, ends with the unusual androgynous -man. See also Redmund.

Redmond and variants

Redmond, var. Redmund
Variant of Raymond (Old German) protecting .. Redmund is exclusive as a boys' name among the forms of Redmond.

Reece and variants

Reece, var. Reese, Rees
Derivative of Welsh word. "Enthusiasm." Reece and variants became more popular in 2018, rising on average +9 rankings as birth names with Reese rising the most.

Reed2, var. Reyd, Reid2, Reade2, Read2
Derived fr. Old English element. "Red." Read (UPPER 1%), Reade (12%), Reed (1%) and Reid (1%) occur often as surnames.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Re- names: Reagan, Redmond, Reece, Reed, Reese

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Re- names: Refugio, Regan, Reggie, Reginald, Regis

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Re- names: Reid, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Renato, Rene

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Re- names: Reynaldo, Reynold, Reynolds

Reeve, var. Reve, Reeves, Reeford, Reave
Source fr. Middle English word. "Bailiff." Reeve, Reve, etc. are not frequently adopted as children's names.


Source fr. Spanish, Latin elements. "Shelter." Less widespread today. Refugio was last listed in 1992 in the Top 2000.

Regan and variants

Regan, var. Regen, Reagen, Reagan
Source fr. Gaelic language. Mostly 20th century use. Reagen and Regen are more exclusive as children's names among the versions of Regan.

Reginald and variants

Reginald, var. Reynolds, Reynold, Reynaldos, Reynaldo, Renault, Rene, Renaud, Reinwald, Reinold, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinaldo, Reinald, Regnault, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Reginvald, Regino1, Reginault, Renato, Reginauld, Reginalt, Reginaldo, Regin1, Reggie, Reggy, Reg
Based on Latin element. "Ruler's advisor." Reginald and variants became less trendy in 2018, dropping on average -8 rankings as boys' names with Reynaldo leading the decline.

Reginn, var. Regin2
Origin fr. Old Norse language. Mythology .. Rare, with the -nn ending for Reginn, like Ravinn, Rankinn.

Possibly a variant of Reginald, or .. Regino is not in the Top 2000. See also Regin.


Origin fr. Latin element. "Kingly." Regis peaked in popularity a century ago. See also Regin.

Reiner, Regner
Var. of Ragnar. Stems fr. Old Norse word. "Judgment warrior." Outside Top 2000.

Rei, var. Reizo
Origin fr. Japanese element. "Law, rule; strive." Rei and Reizo are unique as birth names.

Reid3, var. Redd, Reed3, Reade3, Read3
Root fr. Old English word. "Near the reeds; red-haired." Read (TOP 1%), Reade (12%), Redd (2%), Reed (1%) and Reid (1%) are found regularly as surnames.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Re- names for boys.

1. Read - Reid
Read [Reed, Reid, Reide, Reade], Reading [Reiding, Reeding, Redding], Riordan [Reardon, Rearden], Radford [Redford], Redford [Redfurd], Redley [Redly, Redlea, Redleigh], Redman, Redmond [Redmund], Reece [Rees, Reese], Reed [Reyd, Reid, Read, Reade], Reeve [Reve, Reave, Reeves, Reeford], Refugio, Regan [Regen, Reagen, Reagan], Reginald [Rene, Reynold, Renault, Reynolds, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, ..], Reginn [Regin], Regino, Regis, Ragnar [Reiner, Regner], Rei [Reizo], Reid [Redd, Reed, Read, Reade]

Ray [Reigh], Reilly [Reilley], Rainart [Renke, Reinart, Reinhart, Reinhard, Reinhardt], Rainer [Reiner], Raynor [Renier, Reinier], Reis, Remedio, Remington, Remus, Remy [Remy, Remo, Remi, Remmy, Remie, Remmey, ..], Ren [Renny, Renne], Ronald [Renaldo], Randall [Rendell, Rendall], Rene [Rene, Renne, Renat, Renato, Renatus], Renfred, Renfrew, Renjiro, Renny [Rennie], Reno, Renshaw [Renishaw]

Renton, Renwick, Renzo, Rio [Reo], Reuben [Reuven, Reubin, Reuban], Reuel, Rex [Reyes], Rexford, Rexton, Roy [Rey], Rey [Reyni, Reyes], Raymond [Reymond, Reymundo], Reynard [Renaud, Renard, Rennard, Renauld, Renardo, Reynardo, ..], Reynold [Renato, Reynald, Renault, Renauld, Reynolds, Reynaldo, ..]

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