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Gender: M Pronunciation: red-ing Meaning of Reading: "son of the red-haired" Origin of Reading: English

The name Reading is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of the red-haired". Reading and is often added to user-created lists like Puritan Surnames and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

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Inventive way to honor a redheaded ancestor, though most people would mispronounce it reeding, making it sound to some kids like a school assignment: Redding is a preferable spelling.

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Reading Railroad, Monopoly game

Redding, Reiding, Reeding