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Reed - Meaning of Reed

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Meaning of the name ReedMeaning of the name Reed

[ 1 syll. ree(d), re-ed ] The baby boy name Reed is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is RIY-D †. Reed is used chiefly in the English and Scottish languages, and it is derived from Old English origins. The name's meaning is red; from the reeds; from the cleared land. The name is derived from the common Scottish surname, which usually originated from the Old English element 'read' and was initiallly used as a byname for someone with a ruddy complexion or with red hair. The surname could also be from an Old English place name of the element 'hreod' or 'reod', in reference to someone who lived near reeds or a clearing in the woods.

In addition, Reed is a variant of the name Read (English and Scottish) in the English language.

Reed is also a variant of the name Reid (English and Scottish).

Raed, Raede, Raeed, Reyd, Reyde, and Rheed are variants of Reed. Other forms of Reed include the variant spellings Read (English and Scottish), Reade (English), Reed (English and Scottish), Reid (English and Scottish), and Reide (English). See also the related form, Red (English).

Reed is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 2010s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.040% of baby boys were given the name Reed. It ranked at #372 then. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Reed, Reid was the most regularly used. It was used 48% more than Reed in that year. In the past century Reed has mostly been a baby boy name.

Baby names that sound like Reed include Read, Reede, Reid, Rheed, Ried, Riyâd, Raad, Rad, Radd, Raed, Raede, Raeed, Reade, Red, Redd, Redde, Reeth, Reide, Reith, and Ret.

† Pronunciation for Reed: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"

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