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Popularity
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Reed

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A Reed or Red Haired
  • #1386 All Time
Girls
Boys
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How popular is the name "Reed" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 8 0 8
1882 9 0 9
1883 7 0 7
1884 9 0 9
1885 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 15 0 15
1889 12 0 12
1890 13 0 13
1891 10 0 10
1892 15 0 15
1893 11 0 11
1894 12 0 12
1895 19 0 19
1896 16 0 16
1897 12 0 12
1898 20 0 20
1899 9 0 9
1900 14 0 14
1901 11 0 11
1902 21 0 21
1903 21 0 21
1904 17 0 17
1905 20 0 20
1906 19 0 19
1907 18 0 18
1908 18 0 18
1909 16 0 16
1910 30 0 30
1911 29 0 29
1912 43 0 43
1913 67 0 67
1914 66 0 66
1915 101 0 101
1916 100 0 100
1917 127 0 127
1918 123 0 123
1919 104 0 104
1920 123 0 123
1921 147 5 142
1922 136 0 136
1923 119 0 119
1924 108 0 108
1925 114 0 114
1926 144 0 144
1927 109 0 109
1928 120 0 120
1929 111 0 111
1930 105 0 105
1931 108 0 108
1932 88 0 88
1933 86 0 86
1934 87 0 87
1935 85 5 80
1936 78 0 78
1937 67 0 67
1938 98 0 98
1939 73 0 73
1940 91 0 91
1941 96 0 96
1942 131 0 131
1943 111 0 111
1944 109 0 109
1945 112 0 112
1946 135 0 135
1947 160 0 160
1948 172 0 172
1949 268 0 268
1950 204 0 204
1951 240 0 240
1952 252 0 252
1953 263 0 263
1954 252 0 252
1955 269 0 269
1956 281 0 281
1957 285 0 285
1958 250 0 250
1959 200 0 200
1960 214 0 214
1961 179 0 179
1962 197 0 197
1963 166 0 166
1964 190 5 185
1965 158 0 158
1966 153 0 153
1967 148 0 148
1968 147 5 142
1969 156 0 156
1970 174 0 174
1971 128 0 128
1972 122 0 122
1973 136 0 136
1974 148 0 148
1975 130 0 130
1976 140 0 140
1977 146 0 146
1978 191 0 191
1979 147 6 141
1980 202 5 197
1981 195 0 195
1982 216 0 216
1983 211 5 206
1984 210 6 204
1985 235 5 230
1986 240 8 232
1987 246 6 240
1988 258 0 258
1989 226 0 226
1990 238 0 238
1991 282 6 276
1992 383 17 366
1993 467 30 437
1994 553 44 509
1995 578 28 550
1996 583 51 532
1997 533 29 504
1998 547 23 524
1999 580 22 558
2000 552 24 528
2001 523 22 501
2002 486 18 468
2003 493 15 478
2004 527 13 514
2005 545 16 529
2006 586 19 567
2007 631 15 616
2008 744 18 726
2009 709 22 687
2010 781 24 757
2011 842 34 808
2012 841 25 816
2013 1,052 25 1,027
2014 1,113 26 1,087

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 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reed" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 21 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 104 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Reed popular?

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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 reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

Your name in reverse order is "Deer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eerd". 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 Sep 27, 1997

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 Northern Japan approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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