Reese Origin and Meaning

The name Reese is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "ardor".

The sassy, steel magnolia appeal of Oscar-winning Reese (born Laura Jeanne—Reese is her mother's maiden name) Witherspoon has single-handedly propelled this formerly boys’ name into girls' popularity.

Reese was recently in the Top 10 Unisex names looked at on Nameberry.

# 174 in the US

Reese Rank in US Top 1000

# 438 on Nameberry

Reese Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Reese Popularity

Famous People Named Reese

  • (Laura Jeanne) Reese WitherspoonAmerican actress
  • Reese Ann Griffin (b. 2015)daughter of NFL player Robert Griffin III
  • Reese Mackenziedaughter of ice hockey player Derek Mackenzie
  • Ava Reese Biermann (b. 2010)daughter of actress Andrea Roth and Todd Biermann
  • Essex Reese Rosenbaum (b. 2016)daughter of J.P. Rosenbaum

Reese in Pop Culture

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups