Reid: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Reid

Reid

Pronunciation: REED (key)

Origin of the name Reid:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Scottish reid (red). The name arose as a nickname for someone with red hair or a red, ruddy complexion.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Reed

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Reid Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Reid? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Reid

Comments and insights on the name Reid: | Edit

Popular usage: English

Personal experiences with the name Reid: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Reid: | Edit

Reid is nicknameproof.

What about Rei-rei?

Meanings and history of the name Reid: | Edit

From an English surname which comes from multiple sources, including Old English read meaning "red" (originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion) and Old English ried meaning "clearing" (given to a person who lived in a clearing in the woods).

Famous real-life people named Reid: | Edit
Share what you know!
Reid in song, story & screen: | Edit

Spencer Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler) is a character on the hit TV show "Criminal Minds". The majority of the time he goes by just Reid.
Reid Richards from "The Fantastic Four" comic books and movies.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
72
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

75
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

64
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

68
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

58
No Way
Definitely

Young?

66
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?