Reeves name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Reeves

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Reeves means "Sheriff, landlord, overseer".
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International Interest
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  • A patronymic form of the occupational name Reeve.
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Reeves

Notable Persons Named Reeves

Reeves Gabrels

Reeves Gabrels is a rock music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. Reeves was born on June 4th, 1956 in United States.

Reeves Nelson

Reeves Nelson is a basketball player for the Žalgiris Kaunas, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Fuerza Guinda de Nogales, BC Kangoeroes, Maccabi Raanana, and Delaware 87ers. He was most active from 2011 to present. Reeves was born on September 18th, 1991 in Modesto, California.

Reeves Matheson

Reeves Matheson is an MLA for Cape Breton East. Reeves was born in Glace Bay.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reeves

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is an actor, film director, producer, and musician. Keanu was given the name Keanu Charles Reeves on September 2nd, 1964 in Beirut.

Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood is an actor, model, and producer. He has been prominent since 2006. Scott was given the name Scott Clinton Reeves by his parent Clint Eastwood on March 21st, 1986 in Monterey, California, U.S. Scott is also known as Reeves and Scott Clinton.

George Reeves

George Reeves was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1959. George was given the name George Keefer Brewer on January 5th, 1914 in Woolstock, Iowa, U.S. George is also known as George Bessolo. He died on June 16th, 1959.

Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves was a country music, nashville sound, gospel music, blues, and western swing musician. He was most active from 1948 to 1964. Jim was given the name James Travis Reeves on August 20th, 1923 in Galloway, Texas, U.S. Jim is also known as Gentleman Jim. He passed away on July 31st, 1964.

Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves was a bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist. Steve was given the name Stephen L. Reeves on January 21st, 1926 in Glasgow, Montana, United States. He left this life on May 1st, 2000.

Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Matt was given the name Matthew George Reeves on April 27th, 1966 in Rockville Centre, New York.

  • Vic Reeves
  • Perrey Reeves
  • Dan Reeves
    Football Player
  • Melissa Reeves
  • Martha Reeves
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Rachel Reeves
    For Leeds West
  • Shirley Alston Reeves
  • Hubert Reeves
  • Jamie Reeves
  • Ben Reeves
    Soccer Player
  • Jason Reeves
  • Sir Paul Alfred Reeves
    Governor-General of New Zealand
  • Ruth Lyons

Common last names for Reeves

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  • Thompson
  • Williams
  • Brown

Common first names for Reeves

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  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Ruth
  • Margaret
  • Helen
  • Willie
  • Joseph
  • Walter
  • David
  • Richard
  • J
  • Edward
  • Henry

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reeves U.S.
  White 77.31% 64.26%
  African American 16.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reeves

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Reeves

  • What name lists does Reeves rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reeves? Reeves is the 12,812th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reeves was the 390th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reeves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 775 babies born with the first name Reeves in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reeves to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reeves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Reeves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reeves is Wednesday, August 20th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Reeves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reeves was in 2018 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Reeves Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reeves is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Reeves: The name spelled backwards is Seveer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Vseere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reeves? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 81,978 people with the last name Reeves.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reeves? Reeves was ranked as the 390th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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