Rees name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rees mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rees

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Rees is of English origin and means "From the long hills".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rees means "Runner or athletic".
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International Interest
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  1. A Welsh surname​, an Anglicized form of Rhys.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Rees was also found in the following language(s): Hunsrik and Luxembourgish

Notable Persons Named Rees

Notable Persons Named Rees

Rees Jones

Rees Jones is an architect. Rees was born on September 16th, 1941 in Montclair, New Jersey.

Rees Howells

Rees was born on October 10th, 1879 in Brynamman, Wales. He died on February 13th, 1950.

Rees Davies

Rees was born on August 6th, 1938 in Merionethshire, Wales. He left this life on May 16th, 2005.

Rees Griffith Richards

Rees Griffith Richards was a Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. His military service ended in 1865. Rees was born on July 22nd, 1842 in Swansea. He passed away on February 10th, 1917.

Rees Bowen

Rees Bowen was a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Tazewell, McDowell, Buchanan, Member of theVirginia House of DelegatesforTazewell, and andBuchanan. His career lasted from 1873 to 1875. Rees was given the name Rees Tate Bowen on January 10th, 1809 in Tazewell County, Virginia. He passed away on August 29th, 1879.

Rees Hill

Rees Hill was a Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Rees was born in Virginia. He died on November 24th, 1852.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rees

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rees

Chris Slade

Chris Slade is a hard rock, heavy metal music, blues rock, and progressive rock musician. He plays drums, percussion, and Drum kit. His ongoing career started in 1964. Chris was given the name Christopher Rees on October 30th, 1946 in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

Roger Rees

Roger Rees was an actor. He was most active from 1975 to 2015. Roger was born on May 5th, 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.

Angharad Rees

Angharad Rees was an actor, jewelry design, actress, and jewellery designer. Angharad was given the name Angharad Mary Rees on July 16th, 1944 in Edgware, Middlesex, England, UK. She passed away on July 21st, 2012.

Jed Rees

Jed Rees is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1990. Jed was born on March 8th, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dee Rees

Dee Rees is a film director, screenwriter, and director. Dee was born on November 30th, 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee.

David Rees

David Rees is a comics creator.

  • Tommy Rees
  • Nathan Rees
    Premier of New South Wales
  • John Rees
  • Matthew Rees
    Rugby Player
  • Lionel Wilmot Brabazon Rees
    Military Person
  • William Rees
  • Gavin Rees
  • Lloyd Rees
  • Judith Anne Rees
  • Geraint Ellis Rees
  • Celia Rees
  • Dr Eberhard Rees
  • III Grover Joseph Rees
  • William Gilbert Rees

Common last names for Rees

  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Evans
  • Lewis

Common first names for Rees

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Charles
  • David
  • George
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Dorothy
  • Richard
  • Harry
  • Frank
  • Arthur
  • Edward

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rees U.S.
  White 93.90% 64.26%
  African American 0.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rees

People with the last name Rees are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rees

  • How Popular is the name Rees? Rees is the 10,419th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rees was the 2,828th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rees have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,074 babies born with the first name Rees in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rees to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rees? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rees first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rees is Saturday, November 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Rees born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rees was in 2000 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Rees Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rees is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Rees: The name spelled backwards is Seer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Seer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rees? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,754 people with the last name Rees.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rees? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Rees as their last name.
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