Gender: Male Meaning of Reed: "red-haired" Origin of Reed: English Reed's Popularity in 2018: #375

Reed Origin and Meaning

The name Reed is a boy's name of English origin meaning "red-haired".

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.

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Rank in US: #375

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Pop Culture References for the name Reed

Reid, Reed, Reade, Raede, Raeed, Read, Raed, Reaad, Reide, Reyd, Reyde, Rheed


WalrusKing Says:


This sounds too much like weed to me. :( Otherwise I love it.

LV51sfan91 Says:


Perfect male name! reading and the plant Reed is not the same thing!

Nozomi Says:


Reed and Matheu the two nerdiest brother at school ( Lol )

HatGirl Says:


what if this kid hates to read

lesliemarion Says:


Good name. Reid with an "i" is sexier though.