[ 1 syll. rea(d), re-ad ] The baby boy name Read is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Riy-D †. Read is largely used in the English and Scottish languages, and its origin is Old English. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself derived from the given name Reed.
Read is a variant spelling of the name Reed (English and Scottish).
Read is also a variant of the name Reid (English and Scottish).
Read is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Read, Reid was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Read: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"