Meaning and Origin
What does the name Reverie mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Reverie is of French origin and means "Dream or daydream".
- A submission from New Mexico, U.S. says the name Reverie means "Dream, daydream" and is of French origin.
- 3 people from the United States and Canada agree the name Reverie is of French origin and means "Daydream".
- According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Reverie is of French origin and means "Rejoice; daydream; muse".
- According to a user from Canada, the name Reverie is of French origin and means "English word name derived from the French term reverie, meaning 'to dream' or 'to wander'".
- A loose or irregular train of thought occurring in musing or mediation; deep musing; daydream."Rapt in nameless reveries." [Tennyson.]"When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it." [Locke.]
- An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision.(R)"There are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both [wise and foolish minds]." [Addison.]
Etymology: F. réverie, fr. rêver to dream, rave, be light-headed. Cf. Rave
- An abstracted state of absorption
- Absentminded dreaming while awake
From French rêverie
- A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. 
- An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.
From Middle French reverie (“revelry, drunkenness”), from Old French resverie, from resver (“to dream, to rave”), of uncertain origin. Compare rave.
- (archaic) A caper, a frolic; merriment. [mid 14th Century]
reverie was also found in the following language(s): Old French and Romanian