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Reese

First Name
45k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
74k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Reese mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Reese

"Reese" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "Running". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A patronymic surname​ from Welsh Rhys.
  2. A male given name derived from the surname or directly from Rhys.
  3. A female given name of American usage since the 1980s.

Notable Persons Named Reese

Reese Witherspoon is an actress and producer. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Reese was given the name Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon on March 22nd, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Reese McGuire is a baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reese was born on March 2nd, 1995 in Covington, Washington.

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Reese was born in 1947.

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Reese was born on October 1st, 1982.

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Reese Hoffa is an athlete. Reese was born on October 8th, 1977 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reese

Della Reese is a gospel music, pop music, jazz, rhythm, blues, and traditional pop music singer, actress, minister, game show panelist, minister (christianity), and panelist. She was most active from 1953 to present. Della was given the name Delloreese Patricia Early on July 6th, 1931 in Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Kyle Reese is a soldier.

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Cassidy is a hip hop music rapping, actor, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Cassidy was given the name Barry Adrian Reese on July 7th, 1982.

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John Reese is a special forces soldier, cia officer, special forces (united states army), and central intelligence agency. John is also known as John Rooney ( ), John Anderson ( ), John Campbell ( ), John Hayes ( ), John Randall ( ), John Warren ( ), John Wiley ( ), Tony Miller ( ), Det. Stills ( ), Marshal Jennings ( ), Frank Mercer ( ), Jeffery Abbot ( ), John Riley ( ), John Rooney.

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Pee Wee Reese was a baseball player. Pee was born on July 23rd, 1918 in Ekron, Kentucky. He passed away on August 14th, 1999.

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Mason was born on April 11th, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Reese in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1883 8 0 8
1884 10 0 10
1885 8 0 8
1886 10 0 10
1888 7 0 7
1889 16 0 16
1891 11 0 11
1892 11 0 11
1893 12 0 12
1894 9 0 9
1895 8 0 8
1896 8 0 8
1897 15 0 15
1898 9 0 9
1899 8 0 8
1900 10 0 10
1901 9 0 9
1902 12 0 12
1903 5 0 5
1904 11 0 11
1905 13 0 13
1906 8 0 8
1907 8 0 8
1908 15 0 15
1909 12 0 12
1910 26 0 26
1911 15 0 15
1912 22 0 22
1913 27 0 27
1914 41 0 41
1915 48 0 48
1916 52 0 52
1917 50 0 50
1918 45 0 45
1919 50 0 50
1920 44 0 44
1921 66 0 66
1922 49 0 49
1923 61 0 61
1924 65 6 59
1925 46 0 46
1926 49 0 49
1927 50 0 50
1928 54 0 54
1929 40 0 40
1930 39 0 39
1931 39 0 39
1932 41 0 41
1933 27 0 27
1934 30 0 30
1935 34 0 34
1936 33 0 33
1937 42 0 42
1938 36 0 36
1939 36 0 36
1940 34 0 34
1941 25 0 25
1942 41 0 41
1943 52 0 52
1944 40 0 40
1945 31 0 31
1946 42 0 42
1947 38 0 38
1948 42 0 42
1949 52 0 52
1950 51 0 51
1951 37 0 37
1952 44 0 44
1953 48 0 48
1954 48 0 48
1955 56 0 56
1956 58 0 58
1957 62 0 62
1958 48 0 48
1959 55 5 50
1960 44 0 44
1961 50 0 50
1962 55 0 55
1963 42 0 42
1964 47 0 47
1965 61 0 61
1966 81 0 81
1967 68 0 68
1968 66 0 66
1969 46 0 46
1970 71 0 71
1971 53 0 53
1972 48 0 48
1973 36 0 36
1974 55 0 55
1975 40 0 40
1976 50 0 50
1977 53 0 53
1978 44 0 44
1979 38 0 38
1980 53 0 53
1981 48 0 48
1982 52 0 52
1983 46 0 46
1984 54 0 54
1985 88 0 88
1986 88 0 88
1987 87 0 87
1988 105 0 105
1989 131 0 131
1990 132 0 132
1991 131 0 131
1992 180 9 171
1993 186 7 179
1994 196 11 185
1995 220 6 214
1996 250 41 209
1997 293 52 241
1998 440 75 365
1999 671 171 500
2000 841 249 592
2001 949 303 646
2002 1,289 614 675
2003 1,705 996 709
2004 1,939 1,241 698
2005 2,112 1,413 699
2006 2,830 2,187 643
2007 2,948 2,345 603
2008 2,834 2,237 597
2009 2,807 2,234 573
2010 2,796 2,263 533
2011 2,851 2,381 470
2012 2,934 2,459 475
2013 2,481 2,060 421
2014 2,376 1,971 405
2015 2,210 1,853 357
2016 2,195 1,815 380

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Popularity of Reese as a first name

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Popularity of Reese as a last name

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Common last names for Reese

  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Thomas
  • Brown
  • Evans
  • Lewis
  • Miller
  • Roberts
  • Green
  • Simmons
  • James

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reese U.S.
  White 66.05% 64.26%
  African American 28.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reese

People with the last name Reese are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Reese

  • How Popular is the name Reese? Reese is the 1,054th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reese was the 445th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reese have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 45,032 babies born with the first name Reese in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reese to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reese? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Reese first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reese is Monday, August 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Reese born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reese was in 2012 with a total of 2,459 babies. That's a lot of babies named Reese!
  • Random Reese Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reese ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 74 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Reese: Your name in reverse order is Eseer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eeesr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reese? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 73,919 people with the last name Reese.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reese? Reese was ranked as the 445th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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