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Gender: Male Meaning of Reeve: "bailiff" Origin of Reeve: English occupational name

The name Reeve is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bailiff". Reeve and is often added to lists like Baby Names with No Nicknames and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Reeve is cool and dignified, sophisticated and modern — an excellent combination of assets, and a name being seen as a more masculine and distinctive alternative to Reese.

A reeve was a medieval English manor officer responsible for overseeing the discharge of feudal obligations. Reeve has very occasionally been used for girls: it was the name of the daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, their youngest child.

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Famous People Named Reeve

Reeve Jefferson Carney, American singer-songwriter and actor
Elon Reeve Musk, South African billionaire inventor, businessman, investor
Christopher Reeve, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Reeve

Reeve, a character in the book The Face On the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Reeve, a character in the Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Reeve Tuesti, character in video game "Final Fantasy VII"
"The Reeve's Prologue and Tale" from The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

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