Reed

Reed - A very unique male name



  Feb 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Reed, meaning red-haired, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #636. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Reed and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Reed? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Reed. The baby boy name Reed was given to 792 baby boys in 2012, ranking #367 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,072 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Reed peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 365.



Famous with this name

Nikki Reed
Crystal Reed
Donna Reed


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Reed is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Reed is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #154 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #608.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Reed is where you live.


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Reed origin and meaning

Reed is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means red-haired. To see famous people named Reed, pop culture references for the name Reed and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Reed

We've found the following names that sound similar to Reed, sorted by popularity.

Rudy / Reid / Rhett / Rod / Rowdy / Rohit / Rito / Roddy / Ruth / Rodd /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012367
2011365
2010378
2009417
2008409
2007448
2006469
2005475
2004480
2003502
2002491
2001472
2000449
1999413
1998430
1997441
1996423
1995409
1994448
1993485
1992539
1991637
1990696
1989694
1988599
1987608
1986613
1985611
1984623
1983627
1982615
1981628
1980652
1979765
1978609
1977718
1976771
1975786
1974730
1973687
1972770
1971787
1970645
1969667
1968715
1967663
1966631
1965639
1964621
1963616
1962583
1961605
1960549
1959551
1958493
1957473
1956463
1955452
1954459
1953461
1952464
1951447
1950465
1949432
1948549
1947565
1946623
1945620
1944643
1943644
1942608
1941670
1940687
1939725
1938672
1937757
1936798
1935700
1934683
1933735
1932679
1931618
1930659
1929623
1928700
1927623
1926565
1925586
1924662
1923660
1922568
1921551
1920566
1919685
1918587
1917529
1916625
1915582
1914853
1913538
1912630
1911636

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota154
Maine189
Nebraska203
Minnesota220
Kansas228
Iowa228
Missouri239
Pennsylvania253
West Virginia259
Oregon276
Tennessee276
Michigan277
Ohio283
Virginia295
Wisconsin301
Illinois306
Kentucky327
Colorado328
Maryland332
Louisiana344
Arkansas348
Idaho354
Indiana354
Massachusetts382
Florida391
Alabama393
Connecticut396
Arizona398
Utah403
South Carolina425
Nevada443
New Jersey446
Washington447
North Carolina479
Oklahoma499
Texas511
Mississippi535
California544
New York550
Georgia608

Even more about Reed


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Reed a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Reed?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Reed
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,072
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +792

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