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Pronunciation

rid

Origin

English

Meaning

You’d never think that Reed means “red,” unless you are an Old English scholar. Spelt “reade” back in the day, the name was originally given to those with red hair of a reddish complexion. It’s said to a be a musical name, since it is also an instrument. Reed is elegant, wild, and versatile, as its obvious connection to nature suggests.

Rank in the year 2015

Reed was ranked #639 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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