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Reece is a traditional name that was created in England from the Welsh name Rhys. Though originally intended for boys, Reece has become a popular unisex name around the world. It has spent time on the top 400 list and is now on the top 600 list.

Meaning of the name Reece:

English: passion, enthusiasm

Origin of the name Reece:

The baby name Reece is the English and Christian version of the Welsh name Rhys. The first instance of this original Rhys was Rhys ap Gruffydd who existed during the 1100s and fought during the Norman War. It is a noble name among the Welsh people.

Symbolism of the name Reece:

The baby name Reece retains the same meaning of the Welsh name Rhys. It has a meaning of “passion” or “enthusiasm” since it has been associated with rulers who pushed their country forward.

baby name Reece


Style of the name Reece:


Gender of the name Reece:

The baby name Reece is used for boys or girls and is attractive either way.

Pronunciation of the name Reece:


Number of syllables in the name Reece:


Emotion evoked from the name Reece:

Reece still has a noble feel to it. This nobility does come with strength and seriousness.

Alternative spellings for the name Reece:

Nicknames for the name Reece:

  • Ree
  • Reeree
  • Reece Pieces
  • Ressie
  • Ressy
  • Reecie
  • Reecy

Popularity of the name Reece:

The baby name Reece was on the top 1,000 list in 103, 1915, 1916, 1922, and 1931. It did not consistently remain on the list until the late 1980s, even reaching the top 400 ranks from 2000 to 2005. As of the year 2020, Reece has a ranking of number 588.

Related names for the name Reece:

Great middle names for Reece and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Reece:

  • Reece Mastin (pop singer)
  • Reece Lyne (professional rugby player)
  • Reece Conca (professional soccer player)
  • Reece Dinsdale (actor, “Threads”)
  • Reece King (professional model)
  • Reece James (English soccer player)
  • Reece Bibby (guitarist in New Hope Club)

Reeces in popular culture:

  • Reece Wilkerson (character from “Malcolm in the Middle”)
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