[ 1 syll. red, re-d ] The baby boy name Red is pronounced REHD †. Red has its origins in the English and Scottish Gaelic languages. It is used largely in the English language. English origin: The name is derived from the common English word red, which is from the Old English read. It was originally a nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion or red hair.
In addition, Red is an English variant transcription of Read (English and Scottish).
Red is also a variant transcription of Redford (English).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Red.
See also the related form, Reed (English and Scottish).
Red is irregularly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2015, out of the family of boy names directly linked to Red, Reed was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Red: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
A famous person named Red is Firefighter, Red Adair, born Paul Neal Adair 18 June 1915 - 7 August 2004, Houston, Texas.