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Gender: F Meaning of Reese: "ardor" Origin of Reese: Welsh Reese's Popularity in 2016: #177

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 mass girls' popularity over the past few years. It entered the Top 1000 at Number 886 in the year 2000, and since then has climbed more than 700 places to Number 177! At the moment, it lags at Number 671 for the blue team—boys just might want to consider the Rhys spelling.

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

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

Rice, Rhys, Reece, Rees