Reese name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Reese

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New Jersey, U.S., the name Reese is of Welsh origin and means "ardent, and fiery".
  2. According to a user from Tennessee, U.S., the name Reese means "Ardent or fiery".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Reese means "ardent; fiery" and is of Welsh origin.
  4. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Reese is of English origin and means "Ardent, firey".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Reese is of American origin and means "Gift of god".
  6. A submission from South Africa says the name Reese means "Gift from God".
  7. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Reese is of English origin and means "The name means love".
  8. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Reese means "fly".
  9. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Reese means "A best friend".
  10. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Reese means "Nice person very kind and smart".
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  1. A patronymic surname​ from Welsh Rhys.
  2. A male given name from Welsh, derived from the surname or directly from Rhys.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1980s and later American usage.

Reese was also found in the following language(s): Hunsrik

Notable Persons Named Reese

Notable Persons Named Reese

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an actress and producer. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Reese was given the name Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon on March 22nd, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Reese McGuire

Reese McGuire is a baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reese was born on March 2nd, 1995 in Covington, Washington.

Reese Wynans

Reese was born in 1947.

Reese Rideout

Reese was born on October 1st, 1982.

Reese Hoffa

Reese Hoffa is an athlete. Reese was born on October 8th, 1977 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reese

Della Reese

Della Reese is a gospel music, pop music, jazz, rhythm, blues, and traditional pop music singer, actress, minister, game show panelist, minister (christianity), and panelist. She was most active from 1953 to present. Della was given the name Delloreese Patricia Early on July 6th, 1931 in Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Kyle Reese

Kyle Reese is a soldier.


Cassidy is a hip hop music rapping, actor, and songwriter. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Cassidy was given the name Barry Adrian Reese on July 7th, 1982.

John Reese

John Reese is a special forces soldier, cia officer, special forces (united states army), and central intelligence agency. John is also known as John Rooney ( ), John Anderson ( ), John Campbell ( ), John Hayes ( ), John Randall ( ), John Warren ( ), John Wiley ( ), Tony Miller ( ), Det. Stills ( ), Marshal Jennings ( ), Frank Mercer ( ), Jeffery Abbot ( ), John Riley ( ), John Rooney.

Pee Wee Reese

Pee Wee Reese was a baseball player. Pee was born on July 23rd, 1918 in Ekron, Kentucky. He passed away on August 14th, 1999.

Mason Reese

Mason was born on April 11th, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Poker Player
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  • Jerry Reese
    Football Player
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  • Eddie Reese
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  • John P. Reese
    Co-founder and Ceo
  • Randy Reese
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    Mayor of Nelson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reese U.S.
  White 66.05% 64.26%
  African American 28.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reese

People with the last name Reese are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Reese

  • What name lists does Reese rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reese? Reese is the 1,007th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reese was the 445th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reese have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 51,463 babies born with the first name Reese in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reese to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reese? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Reese first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reese is Monday, August 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Reese born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reese was in 2012 with a total of 2,459 babies. That's a lot of babies named Reese!
  • Random Reese Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reese ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 58 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Reese: The name spelled backwards is Eseer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reees. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reese? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 73,919 people with the last name Reese.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reese? Reese was ranked as the 445th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Reese name meaning

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