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Meaning and Name Origin

Rhys \rh-ys\ 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.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Price, Rhett and Rice.


Variations

Rhys has 3 related variations via Reece: Rees, Reese and Rice.

Rhys has 1 feminine form: Reese.


Popularity

Rhys is a rare first name for men and also a rare last name for all people. (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rhys name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Rhys and related names. Rhett (#338 the previous year), Reece (#540), Reese (#648), Rice and Price are the popular varying forms of Rhys (#483 the previous year). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2010 and have remained as popular to this day, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Price, Reece, Reese, Rhett, Rhys, Rice in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Rhys is alike in pronunciation to Ras, Reis, Reyes, Ries, Ross and Russ. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rhys.

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