Reid Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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Popular usage: English
- Personal experiences with the name Reid
My son is named Reid Christopher. I get a lot of compliments on it. He's 12 and likes his name. It's unusual but not too unusual.
We have a Reid. We get compliments on his name all the time, and ironically he is a redhead as the name suggests!!
- Nicknames for Reid
Reidy, Reider, Reido, Dorito, Reidster, Reidsy, Red
- Meanings and history of the name Reid
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
Reid Duke, professional ice hockey player and first person signed to the Vegas Golden Knights
- Reid in song, story & screen
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.
Reed Richards from "The Fantastic Four" comic books and movies.