[ 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).
See also the related category word (element).
Red is irregularly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2018, 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.