Meaning and Origin of: Reading

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Red-haired; reed

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people ofRēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old Englishryding.