Quick Facts on Reid
- English, Scottish
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Red, ruddy complexion
Etymology & Historical Origin - Reid
Reid is the transferred use of a Scottish and northern English surname which originated from a nickname. The Olde English word “rēad” means ‘red’ and this epithet would have signified a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion (like so many Anglo-Saxons). The first recorded spelling of the surname is shown to be that of Leofwine se Reade in the early 11th century. Joseph Reid (1843 - 1917), born in Ayrshire, Scotland, was the inventor of the Reid oil burner, which did so much to advance the oil industry in the United States. The spelling of Reid is considered more Scottish, while Reed is more typically English.
Popularity of the Name Reid
The name Reid has been around on the American male naming charts for over a century. As the years have slowly progressed, so too has the name Reid. He has been climbing the charts quietly and without much fuss or notice. Today, the name enjoys moderate popularity on a relative basis. In other words, this is a familiar name but it has never been trendy or overused. It’s a simple, one-syllable name with a touch of Scottish flavor. It’s not pretentious or trendy – its appeal lies in its gentle strength. Reid is a no-nonsense, handsome name that fits nicely on a young boy yet ages well into adulthood. It’s a cute choice for a red-headed boy, and the ‘ruddy complexion’ origin of the name amply supplies it with a friendly, playful quality.
Popularity of the Boy Name Reid
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Reid
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Reid
Reid We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Reid.
Popular Songs on Reid
Reid - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Reid.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Reid
Reid - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Reid.
Famous People Named Reid
Famous People Named Reid - Reid Brignac (baseball player); Reid Cornelius (baseball player); Reid Nichols (baseball player); William "Reid" Priddy (Olympic volleyball player); Reid Simpson (hockey player); Reid Ryan (minor league baseball owner and son of Nolan Ryan)
Children of Famous People Named Reid
Famous People Who Named Their Son Reid - Nolan Ryan (baseball player)
Reid - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Reid - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Reid.
Personality of the Boy Name Reid
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Reid