Reese 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Reese: "ardor" Origin of Reese: Welsh Reese's Popularity in 2019: #157

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.

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Rank in US: #157

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Pop Culture References for the name Reese

Rice, Rhys, Reece, Rees


clairels Says:


This. Reese is truly a name with no gender. Get over it.

lululily Says:


Reese is a unisex name.... Sue is not... If someone wants to name their daughter Reese it’s ok

Eliza1303 Says:


Like this name. Doesn’t sound masculine me to me sounds feminine actually

indiefendi2 Says:


I went to school with this big grizzly guy named Reese and that's the only way I see it. Masculine. I'm not saying girls can't be named Reese but that's the image I get of it.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


I don't really like Reese as a stand-alone name. Maybe as a nickname for Theresa or Therese?

nipnerb Says:


Reese is a perfectly fine name for a girl. It's strong, powerful, and is a nice change from the many a-ending girl's names. People should stop being so picky and judgy about what gender gets what name and enjoy the names instead. One of my closest friends is named Reese, and SHE loves her name.

ashbee Says:


I love Rhys for a boy and like Reece for a girl. I usually like traditional names, but think this sounds melodious in the middle name spot (and more fresh than Rose for the middle).

actingfun Says:


I actually do know a boy named Lauren, so...

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


With this spelling I can't stop thinking of those Reese's peanut butter cups. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm

headintheclouds Says:


I love Rhys (for boy only), and hate this spelling of Reese, and when it is used for a girl. I think of Reese's peanut butter cups when I see the name, and of geese.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I don't see why you can't use Reese for a boy. It's not completely taken by the girls. It would be wrong to automatically assume Reese is a girl. This name is completely neutral for me.

Hydra Says:


Dear Has-a-name-that-sounds-like-its-trying-to-be-Japanese-and-this-is-coming-from-an-otaku,
In this generation where women can wear pants and vote and be mechanics,what's the big deal about having a "masculine" name? And besides, Reese is also a surname, so therefore it can be rightfully used for both genders. Have you ever considered it may have been the mother's surname and it could be given to honor her?
There is nothing wrong with having your own opinion, but forcing it on others is just rude.

chibiyui Says:


Dear America,
Until you start naming your sons Sue, stop naming your daughters Reese.

Caroline Says:


I like it.