First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Reu mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Reu

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  • A user from Canada says the name Reu is of Hebrew origin and means "Friend".
Other origins: Spanish

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rich, in the love from others

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

Notable Persons Named Reu


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reu


Papa Reu is a hip hop music, southern hip hop, reggae, and dancehall rapping, songwriter, performing arts, and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1994. Papa was given the name Reuben Nero in Trinidad and Tobago.


Johann was born in 1869. He died in 1943.


Bisheshwar was born in 1890 in Jodhpur. He passed away in 1966.


Alfred Reu Jr. is an athlete for the Madang Fox.


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Popularity of Reu as a last name

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Common first names for Reu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reu U.S.
  White 90.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reu

People with the last name Reu are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Reu

  • How Popular is the name Reu? As a last name Reu was the 86,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Reu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Reu is Monday, November 30th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Reu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Reu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Reu: Your name in reverse order is Uer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 214 people with the last name Reu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Reu as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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