Reid 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 Reid mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Reid

User Submitted Origins

American Samoa

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Oregon, U.S., the name Reid is of Scottish origin and means "Red headed (I think so)".
  2. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Reid means "Red head".
  3. A submission from Missouri, U.S. says the name Reid means "Red-Headed".
  4. A user from Jamaica says the name Reid is of Jamaican origin and means "Sometimes miserable but also loving".
  5. A user from Philippines says the name Reid is of English origin and means "Scottish".
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  1. Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)
  1. A Scottish surname​, a byname from Old English rēad (“red”).
  2. An English surname​, a variant of Reed.
  3. An Irish surname​, an anglicization of Réid, a byname from Anglo-Norman le Rede (“the red”).
  4. An Irish surname​, a translation of Ó Maoildeirg (“descendant of the red chief”) (Mulderrig).
  5. An Irish surname​, an adopted anglicization of Ó Maoilbhríghde (Mulready).
  6. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  7. A suburb of Canberra, Australia; named for George Reid, 4th Prime Minister of Australia.
  8. A census-designated place in Maryland, United States.
  9. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, United States.

Notable Persons Named Reid

Notable Persons Named Reid

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is an executive chairman, linkedin, vc partner at greylock, greylock partners, and vc partner atgreylock. Reid was given the name Reid Garrett Hoffman on August 5th, 1967 in Palo Alto, California, US.

Reid Flair

Reid Flair was a wrestler. Reid was born on February 26th, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on March 29th, 2013.

Reid Scott

Reid Scott is an actor. Reid was born on November 19th, 1977 in Albany, New York.

Larry LaLonde

Larry LaLonde is an alternative metal, funk metal, progressive metal, progressive rock, thrash metal, death metal, and experimental music musician. He plays Guitar, banjo, and synthesizer. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Larry was given the name Reid Laurence LaLonde on September 12th, 1968 in Richmond, California, U.S. Larry is also known as Ler.

Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Reid was born on November 7th, 1988.

Reid Blackburn

Reid was born on August 11th, 1952. He died on May 18th, 1980.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reid

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reid

Riley Reid

Riley was born on July 9th, 1991 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Tara was born on November 8th, 1975 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is a Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Whip, Senate Majority Whip, and Party leaders of the United States Senate. Harry was born on December 2nd, 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada, U.S.

John Reid

John Reid is a comics character.

James Reid

James Reid is a singing, actor, karate, dance, songwriter, model (people), singer, karateka, dancer, and model. He was most active from 2010 to present. James was given the name Robert James Reid on May 11th, 1993 in Royal North Shore Hospital.

Dr. Spencer Reid

Dr. Spencer Reid is a federal bureau of investigation.

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    Soccer Player
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    Soccer Player
  • Vernon Reid
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reid U.S.
  White 59.83% 64.26%
  African American 34.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reid

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Reid

  • What name lists does Reid rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reid? Reid is the 1,289th most popular name of all time. As a last name Reid was the 275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,022 babies born with the first name Reid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reid to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Reid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reid is Saturday, December 9th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Reid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reid was in 2014 with a total of 1,432 babies. That's a lot of babies named Reid!
  • Random Reid Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reid ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 21 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Reid: The name spelled backwards is Dier. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rdei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reid? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111,360 people with the last name Reid.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reid? Reid was ranked as the 275th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Reid name meaning

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