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

Origin and Meaning of Reynolds

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Reynolds means "Kingdom or royal power".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Reynolds means "French Royalty".
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International Interest
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  1. English portrait painter and first president of the Royal Academy (1723-1792)
  1. A patronymic surname, derived from Reynold.

Notable Persons Named Reynolds

Notable Persons Named Reynolds

Reynolds Price

Reynolds Price was an author and professor. Reynolds was given the name Edward Reynolds Price on February 1st, 1933 in Macon, North Carolina. He passed away on January 20th, 2011.

Reynolds Wolf

Reynolds Wolf is a journalist, meteorologist, and reporter. Reynolds was given the name Reynolds Scott Wolf on March 16th, 1970 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rennie Ellis

He was most active from 1969 to 1969. Rennie was given the name Reynolds Mark Ellis on November 11th, 1940 in Melbourne. He left this life on August 29th, 2003.

Reynolds Stone

Reynolds was born on March 13th, 1909. He left this life on June 23rd, 1979.

Reyn Guyer

Reyn Guyer is an inventor and invention. Reyn was given the name Reynolds Windsor Guyer in 1935 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Reynolds Beal

Reynolds was born in 1867. He breathed his last breath on December 18th, 1951.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reynolds

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is an actor and producer. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Ryan was born on October 23rd, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1948. Debbie was given the name Mary Frances Reynolds on April 1st, 1932 in El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds is an actor, director, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1959. Burt was given the name Burton Leon Reynolds on February 11th, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds is an alternative rock and electronic rock musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Dan was given the name Daniel Coulter Reynolds on July 14th, 1987.

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is a science fiction novelist, former research astronomer with the european space agency, and astronomer. Alastair was born on March 13th, 1966 in Barry, Wales,.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds was an artist. Joshua was given the name Joshua Reynolds on July 16th, 1723 in Plympton, Devon. He passed away on February 23rd, 1792.

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  • Frank Reynolds
    Landlord of Paddy's Pub
  • Keenan Reynolds
    Football Player
  • John Reynolds
    Military Person
  • Kevin Reynolds
  • Tim Reynolds
  • Marilyn Miller
  • R. J. Reynolds
    Owner of R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Marjorie Reynolds
  • Mel Reynolds
  • Osborne Reynolds
  • Harold Reynolds
    Baseball Player
  • Simon Reynolds
    Music Journalism
  • Gene Reynolds

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reynolds U.S.
  White 81.08% 64.26%
  African American 13.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reynolds

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

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Fun Facts about the name Reynolds

  • What name lists does Reynolds rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reynolds? Reynolds is the 7,953rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Reynolds was the 121st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reynolds have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,642 babies born with the first name Reynolds in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reynolds to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reynolds? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Reynolds first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reynolds is Friday, March 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Reynolds born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reynolds was in 1923 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Reynolds Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reynolds is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Reynolds: The name spelled backwards is Sdlonyer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dosrelyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reynolds? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 200,247 people with the last name Reynolds.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reynolds? Reynolds was ranked as the 121st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Reynolds name meaning

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