Reese: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Reese

A unisex name derived from Rhys, this name means “enthusiasm” in Welsh, which is perfect for a toddler who has enthusiasm for things, except maybe wearing a coat or eating a green vegetable. Plus, choosing this name while pregnant means you get to eat all the Reese’s peanut butter cups you want. (It says so in the parenting books. We checked.)

Nicknames:

Reesie.

Famous people named Reese:

Actress Reese Witherspoon; daughter of ice hockey player Derek Mackenzie.

Fun fact:

Reese’s -- a popular peanut butter and chocolate candy -- is actually pronounced Rees-IS.

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