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Reed - Meaning of Reed

What does Reed mean?

Meaning of the name ReedReidReadRedReadeReydeReideRheedRaeedRaedReydReedeRiedRaede

[ 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).

See also the related categories, red (rose), woods, land, and element.

Reed is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1930s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2014, 0.054% of baby boys were given the name Reed. It ranked at #317 then. In 2016, its usage was 0.048% and its ranking #351. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Reed, Reid was the most regularly used. In 2016, it was used 45% more than Reed. In the past century Reed has mostly been a baby boy name.

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