Names.org
Popularity
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Reed

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A Reed or Red Haired
  • #1386 All Time
Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings
283k Rita
48k Rudy
28k Reid

How popular is the name "Reed" in the U.S.?



Click Here to Show Chart Data
YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1881808
1882909
1883707
1884909
1885606
1886505
1887505
188815015
188912012
189013013
189110010
189215015
189311011
189412012
189519019
189616016
189712012
189820020
1899909
190014014
190111011
190221021
190321021
190417017
190520020
190619019
190718018
190818018
190916016
191030030
191129029
191243043
191367067
191466066
19151010101
19161000100
19171270127
19181230123
19191040104
19201230123
19211475142
19221360136
19231190119
19241080108
19251140114
19261440144
19271090109
19281200120
19291110111
19301050105
19311080108
193288088
193386086
193487087
193585580
193678078
193767067
193898098
193973073
194091091
194196096
19421310131
19431110111
19441090109
19451120112
19461350135
19471600160
19481720172
19492680268
19502040204
19512400240
19522520252
19532630263
19542520252
19552690269
19562810281
19572850285
19582500250
19592000200
19602140214
19611790179
19621970197
19631660166
19641905185
19651580158
19661530153
19671480148
19681475142
19691560156
19701740174
19711280128
19721220122
19731360136
19741480148
19751300130
19761400140
19771460146
19781910191
19791476141
19802025197
19811950195
19822160216
19832115206
19842106204
19852355230
19862408232
19872466240
19882580258
19892260226
19902380238
19912826276
199238317366
199346730437
199455344509
199557828550
199658351532
199753329504
199854723524
199958022558
200055224528
200152322501
200248618468
200349315478
200452713514
200554516529
200658619567
200763115616
200874418726
200970922687
201078124757
201184234808
201284125816
20131,052251,027
20141,113261,087

Want to know about the populiarty of Reed? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,743 babies born with the name Reed in the United States. That's more than enough Reeds to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Reed" was in 2014 with a total of 1,087 babies. (That's a lot of baby Reeds)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reed" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 16 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 131 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Reed popular?




The map shows the relative popularity of the name Reed in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Reed" mean? The list below shows the origins of Reed as well as things modernly associated with the name Reed such as celebrities named Reed.

English

Origin and Meaning of Reed

The name "Reed" is of English origin, and it means "A Reed or Red Haired". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for elegant, born within you.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Your name in reverse order is "Deer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rede". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Reed born Mar 13, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Reed

Name poster for Reed(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

What Does My Name Mean? - Have you wondered at one time or another what does my name mean? Knowing the meaning of your name can make you feel more amenable to your name than before.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Pilot
< 1k Vinya
< 1k Mohini
54k Kaden
416k Taylor
1k Ravin
< 1k Shannayah
87k Becky
< 1k Riyaan
1.1m Sarah
180k Kristin
< 1k Astara
< 1k Odhora
< 1k Dedoid
< 1k Cylus
1k Calin
< 1k Memuna
104k Tristan
< 1k Chinu
< 1k Sadhna