What does Rhett mean?
Rhett \r-hett, rhe-tt\ as a boys' name is pronounced ret. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rhett is "speaker". Also variant of Rhys. Rhett is most familiar as the hero of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind".
Rhett has 1 feminine form: Rhetta.
Rhett is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1112 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#21290 out of 88799, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rhett for boys. Rhett was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #338 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Rhett (#338 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Reese (#648 in 2014), Rhys (#483) and Rice. Usage of these boy names is at its most widespread today. Reese (#648), Rhett (#338) and Rhys (#483) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Reese. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rhett and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)