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Reese Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Reese is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Reese is "enthusiastic, eager".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 165  in baby name popularity for girls with 1960 occurrences.  It ranked 648 in popular baby names for boys with 403 occurrences. 

View the Reese Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Reese has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Reese to other names.


What will your new little Reese be like?

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Related Names

Reese is a form of the name Rhys.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Reese Witherspoon.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Reese in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Reese.

Just for fun, see the name Reese in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Reese in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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