[ 1 syll. ree-se, re-ese ] The baby boy name Reese is also used as a girl name, and it is more commonly a girl name. Its pronunciation is RIY-Z †. Reese is used chiefly in the English and Welsh languages, and it is derived from Welsh origins. Reese is a variant of the name Rhys (English and Welsh).
See also the related form, Reece (English and Welsh).
Reese is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2003, 0.034% of baby boys were given the name Reese. It ranked at #369 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.020% and its ranking #659. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Reese, Rhys was the most widely used. In 2018, it was used 63% more than Reese. Though Reese is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period before 2002 when more boys were given the name. From 2003 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Reese. In 2017, the name Reese was given to 5 times as many girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Reese: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" More about famous people named Reese:
More about famous people named Reese: