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

Reid Origin and Meaning

The name Reid is a boy's name of English origin meaning "red-haired".

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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Rank in US: #288

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Pop Culture References for the name Reid

Reed, Reide, Reyd, Reade, Read, Ried


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.