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Gender: M Meaning of Reed: "red-haired" Origin of Reed: English Reed's Popularity in 2014: #317

A slim, elegant, silvery surname, Reed could be a banker or a sculptor, and therein lies the appeal of this simple yet distinctive name. The versatile Reed can be seen as a grass-like nature name and a musical name.

There have been Reeds on Grey's Anatomy and Party of Five, as well as on the big screen in Boogie Nights. Reed Richards was the human name of the scientific genius who became Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four.

The many notables who wore Reed as a surname include army surgeon Walter, basketball coach Willis, Brady Bunch dad Robert, critic Rex, director Sir Carol, actors Donna and Oliver, and singer-songwriter Lou.

The name can also be spelled Reid.

Famous People Named Reed

Reed Doughty, American football player
Reed Alexander, American actor
Reed Hastings, American founder of Netflix
Reed Deming, American singer and contestant on "The X Factor"
(Bradley) Reed Sorenson, American NASCAR driver
Reed Diamond, American actor
Reed Jobs, son of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Pop Culture References for the name Reed

Reed Hellstrom, character on soap "The Young and The Restless"
Reed Richards aka. Mister Fantastic, character in Fantastic Four series
Reed Pollock, character on TV's "24"
"I'm Reed Fish," 2007 movie and main character
Reed College, school in Oregon, USA

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