English occupational name

Reeve Origin and Meaning

The name Reeve is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bailiff".

Reeve is cool and dignified, sophisticated and modern — an excellent combination of assets, and a name being seen as a more masculine and distinctive alternative to Reese.

A reeve was a medieval English manor officer responsible for overseeing the discharge of feudal obligations. Reeve has very occasionally been used for girls: it was the name of the daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, their youngest child.

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