US Popularity:808
Meaning:Red, red-haired
Does fiery red hair run in the family? Then Reed may be the perfect title for a baby with luscious red locks. Reed is a gender-neutral name of British origin, coming from the Old English word read, meaning “red.” Reed was originally a surname often used to describe someone with red hair. There are also places called Reed, Read, and Rede throughout the UK that borrowed their names from the Old English term for “brushwood.” This sleek name brings idyllic imagery of grasslands by a lake or river to mind and exudes timeless sophistication. Reid is the more-popular spelling of this name, offering a Scottish vibe compared to the English Reed. Regardless of baby’s hair color, Reed is a charming and respectful title that will stand to baby in all their endeavors.

Famous People Named Reed

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  • Willis Reed
    Basketball Player

Reed Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Reed is currently #1458 on The Bump
Boy:Reed is currently #1050 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Reed is currently #796 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Reed is currently #808 in U.S. births
Boy:Reed is currently #826 in U.S. births
Girl:Reed is currently #11611 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 2894
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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