Reid - boys name

Reid name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Reid name meaning:

The name Reid is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic word "ruadh," which means "red." Historically, the name Reid was given to individuals with red hair or a ruddy complexion. It is a unisex name, but it has become more popular as a masculine name in recent years.

The name Reid carries several positive connotations. It is often associated with strength, courage, and resilience. People with this name are often seen as determined and assertive, displaying a strong sense of individuality. They tend to be practical and have a logical approach to problem-solving. Reid is also used as a surname, and individuals with this name are often proud of their Scottish heritage.

Overall, the name Reid represents a person with fiery spirit and a vibrant personality. It evokes qualities such as passion, confidence, and determination. It is a name that has stood the test of time and continues to be popular among parents who want to give their sons a strong and meaningful name.

Origin: English

Red haired.



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Overall UK ranking: 543 out of 4789

71 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Reid

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