Reese: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Reese

Reese

Pronunciation: REES (key)

Origin of the name Reese:

Anglicized form of the Welsh Rhys (ardor). It also represents the transferred use of the surname derived from the personal name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Reece, Rhys

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Comments and insights on the name Reese: | Edit

A respelling of the masculine Rhys, but now Reese is commonly used as a girl's name. It means enthusiasm

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My son's middle name is Rees (without the trailing "e") which is the spelling used by his Welsh great grandfather.

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Meanings and history of the name Reese: | Edit

It means:
Enthusiasm

Famous real-life people named Reese: | Edit

Reese Witherspoon, Harry Burnett Reese, of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup fame

Reese in song, story & screen: | Edit

Reese, one of Malcolm's brothers in Malcolm in the Middle

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