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What does Rhett mean?

Rhett /rhett/ 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".

Associated with: hero


Rhett has 2 different relations via Rhys: Rees and Reese.

Rhett has 1 feminine form: Rhetta.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Reett, Roett, ..

(female) Rhera, Rhettra, ..

How popular is Rhett?

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 (#27344 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Rhett for boys. Rhett was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #338 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhett name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhett outside U.S.

Popular alternative forms of Rhett (#338 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Reese (#648 in 2014) and Rhys (#483). Adoption of these relations of Rhett is well-received in 2014 (usage of 0.1%). Reese is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rhett appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhett, Reese, Rhys in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhys outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Brett and Jett. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhett.