Reed: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Reed

Reed

Pronunciation: REED (key)

Origin of the name Reed:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Middle English read, reade (red), which is from the Old English read (red). The name originated as a nickname for someone which red hair or with a red, ruddy complexion. Var: Read, Reade.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Reid, Reade

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Reed Wade Neil is my son's name. We decided on it after having a really hard time pick just one name that wasn't to common or to hard to spell. Since he was born I've maybe heard the name a handful of times and usually its not spelled the same way. Wade and Neil are after his grandpa's

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Reedo

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Reed Deming, American singer

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Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics character)

Reed in "The Safe-Keeper's Secret" by Sharon Shinn (Young Adult Novel)

Reed Bennett, Ashton Kutcher's character in the movie "Valentine's Day"

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