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Gender: Male Meaning of Reid: "red-haired" Origin of Reid: English Reid's Popularity in 2018: #288

The name Reid is a boy's name of English origin meaning "red-haired". Reid is ranked #288 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

The Reid spelling is the most popular by half, probably because it feels more like a name than Reed, which looks more like a word. It's used occasionally for girls but this name is firmly in the boys' camp.

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Pop Culture References for the name Reid

Reed, Reide, Reyd, Reade, Read, Ried

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bluecookies Says:


Maybe it’s just me, but the first time I read this I pronounced it “raid...”

SunKissedChild Says:


I love the name Reid, mostly because of Matthew Gray Gubler portraying Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds! I definitely prefer this spelling to "Reed" as well.