What does Rhys mean?
Rhys /rhys/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced rees. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Rhys is "enthusiasm". Native Welsh form of Reece. Actor Roger Rhys.
Rhys has 1 feminine form: Reese.Kreatif forms: Rhysce, Rhyssh. [more]
How popular is Rhys?
Rhys is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#121780 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rhys for boys. Rhys entered the list in 2004 and reached its apex rank of #472 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is at #483 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rhett (#338 the previous year), Reece (#540), Reese (#648), Rice and Price are the popular varying forms of Rhys (#483 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2010 (usage of 0.3332%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.3318%, down 0.4%), but with the form Price becoming less stylish. Rhett (#338), Rhys (#483), Reece (#540) and Reese (#648) are four of the more chic baby names among these, with Reece and Reese having a rebound in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Rhys and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)