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Reid

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31k
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since 1880
Last Name
111k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Reid

"Reid" is a name of English origin, and it means "Red Headed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)
Wiktionary

A surname from Old English, from a byname rēad (“red”); also a habitational name from hreod (“reeds”) and rēod (“cleared land”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Reid

Reid Hoffman is an executive chairman, linkedin, vc partner at greylock, greylock partners, and vc partner atgreylock. Reid was given the name Reid Garrett Hoffman on August 5th, 1967 in Palo Alto, California, US.

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Reid Flair was a wrestler. Reid was born on February 26th, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on March 29th, 2013.

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Reid Scott is an actor. Reid was born on November 19th, 1977 in Albany, New York.

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Larry LaLonde is an alternative metal, funk metal, progressive metal, progressive rock, thrash metal, death metal, and experimental music musician. He plays Guitar, banjo, and synthesizer. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Larry was given the name Reid Laurence LaLonde on September 12th, 1968 in Richmond, California, U.S. Larry is also known as Ler.

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Reid Ewing is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Reid was born on November 7th, 1988.

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Reid was born on August 11th, 1952. He died on May 18th, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reid

Riley was born on July 9th, 1991 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Tara Reid is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Tara was born on November 8th, 1975 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

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Harry Reid is a Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Whip, Senate Majority Whip, and Party leaders of the United States Senate. Harry was born on December 2nd, 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada, U.S.

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John Reid is a comics character.

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James Reid is a singing, actor, karate, dance, songwriter, model (people), singer, karateka, dancer, and model. He was most active from 2010 to present. James was given the name Robert James Reid on May 11th, 1993 in Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Dr. Spencer Reid is a federal bureau of investigation.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 6 0 6
1888 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1892 9 0 9
1894 14 0 14
1895 11 0 11
1896 7 0 7
1897 8 0 8
1898 8 0 8
1900 8 0 8
1901 8 0 8
1903 8 0 8
1904 8 0 8
1905 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 9 0 9
1908 9 0 9
1909 9 0 9
1910 6 0 6
1911 9 0 9
1912 28 0 28
1913 26 0 26
1914 34 0 34
1915 43 0 43
1916 38 0 38
1917 54 0 54
1918 53 0 53
1919 71 0 71
1920 78 0 78
1921 65 0 65
1922 85 0 85
1923 79 0 79
1924 88 0 88
1925 78 0 78
1926 64 0 64
1927 70 0 70
1928 73 0 73
1929 49 0 49
1930 58 0 58
1931 50 0 50
1932 56 0 56
1933 43 0 43
1934 51 0 51
1935 51 0 51
1936 51 0 51
1937 50 0 50
1938 49 0 49
1939 46 0 46
1940 64 0 64
1941 63 0 63
1942 72 0 72
1943 78 0 78
1944 67 0 67
1945 68 0 68
1946 93 0 93
1947 120 0 120
1948 111 0 111
1949 151 0 151
1950 141 0 141
1951 159 0 159
1952 203 0 203
1953 193 0 193
1954 178 0 178
1955 189 0 189
1956 190 0 190
1957 189 0 189
1958 169 0 169
1959 158 0 158
1960 130 0 130
1961 145 0 145
1962 134 5 129
1963 152 0 152
1964 144 0 144
1965 119 0 119
1966 123 0 123
1967 135 0 135
1968 118 0 118
1969 164 5 159
1970 206 0 206
1971 158 0 158
1972 155 0 155
1973 124 0 124
1974 164 0 164
1975 165 0 165
1976 151 0 151
1977 135 0 135
1978 192 0 192
1979 185 0 185
1980 211 0 211
1981 243 0 243
1982 260 0 260
1983 289 0 289
1984 288 0 288
1985 303 6 297
1986 296 5 291
1987 334 5 329
1988 335 0 335
1989 313 5 308
1990 339 0 339
1991 367 0 367
1992 494 12 482
1993 463 24 439
1994 564 34 530
1995 643 29 614
1996 540 32 508
1997 510 24 486
1998 568 20 548
1999 535 22 513
2000 560 15 545
2001 565 28 537
2002 567 16 551
2003 570 20 550
2004 614 25 589
2005 647 20 627
2006 708 25 683
2007 700 21 679
2008 887 22 865
2009 927 24 903
2010 1,175 30 1,145
2011 1,141 19 1,122
2012 1,235 31 1,204
2013 1,409 37 1,372
2014 1,464 32 1,432
2015 1,369 34 1,335
2016 1,428 35 1,393

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Popularity of Reid as a first name

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Popularity of Reid as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reid U.S.
  White 59.83% 64.26%
  African American 34.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reid

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

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Fun Facts about the name Reid

  • How Popular is the name Reid? Reid is the 1,330th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reid was the 275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,258 babies born with the first name Reid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reid to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Reid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reid is Saturday, December 9th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Reid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reid was in 2014 with a total of 1,432 babies. That's a lot of babies named Reid!
  • Random Reid Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reid ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 20 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Reid: Your name in reverse order is Dier. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reid? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111,360 people with the last name Reid.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reid? Reid was ranked as the 275th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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