Reid Origin and Meaning

The name Reid is both a boy's name and a girl'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.
# 299 in the US

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Famous People Named Reid

  • Reid ScottAmerican actor
  • Reid Garrett HoffmanAmerican founder of Linke
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  • Reid CarruthersCanadian curler
  • Reid MilesAmerican designer of 1950s jazz album covers
  • Reid James RibbleU.S. Congressman from Wisconsin
  • Reid EwingAmerican actor
  • Reid CoolsaetCanadian Olympian in the marathon

Reid in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Spencer Reidcharacter on TV's "Criminal Minds," commonly referred to as "Reid"