Origin:Welsh
Popularity:306
Meaning:enthusiasm
Three undisputed facts about Reese: It’s easy to pronounce, it’s the first word of a popular candy, and it’s actually the middle name of a Hollywood A-lister. Though it comes from the Welsh word for “enthusiasm,” this name could just as easily translate to “confident” or “ambitious.” It took off as a girls' name in the early 2000s, as the career of Reese Witherspoon (birth name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon) took off. Though it’s unisex, parents of boys who appreciate the name's sound may prefer the original spelling, Rhys.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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