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Gender: Female Meaning of Reese: "ardor" Origin of Reese: Welsh Reese's Popularity in 2017: #171

The name Reese is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "ardor". Reese is ranked #171 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

The sassy, steel magnolia appeal of Oscar-winning Reese (born Laura JeanneReese 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.

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Famous People Named Reese

(Laura Jeanne) Reese Witherspoon, American actress
Reese Ann Griffin (b. 2015), daughter of NFL player Robert Griffin III
Reese Mackenzie, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Reese

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Reese's pieces
Reese's Puffs

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