Origin:British
Popularity:612
Meaning:near the reeds; red-haired
Given the choice of Reed or Reid, more American parents are favoring the latter. Could it be the subtle sophistication that a double-E just doesn’t provide? As with many unisex names, one gender outranks the other in usage; in this case, the win goes to the boys. Reid Scott of “Veep” has pledged allegiance to this simple name, which comes from a Scottish and English surname derived from a nickname.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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