Reeve is a gender-neutral name of British origin and means “bailiff.” Historically, Reeve was an occupational name given to the person who held the position of steward or bailiff in a town in medieval times. Reeves were high-status people trusted by the king or other authority figures. However, another possible meaning of Reeve is that it’s the Anglicized spelling of the French word “Rêve,” which translates into “dream,” introducing a whole other side to this unique baby name. Whether baby is purely a dream come true or you can’t help nerding out over nuggets of history, Reeve could be the perfect way to describe what baby means to you.
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