Meaning:near the reeds; red-haired
Given the choice of Reed or Reid, more American parents seem to be favoring the latter in recent years. Could it be the subtle sophistication that a double-E just doesn’t provide? Reid certainly looks more appealing on paper and easily rolls off the tongue. As with many gender-neutral 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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