What does Rhys mean?
Rhys /rhys/ 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 history 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 forms of Rhys were popular as birth names in 2010 (median #666) and have remained as popular to this day (#668, down 0.4%). Reece has historically been the top pick of parents, though Rhett is now the most fashionable, while Price has become less popular.
Thinking of names?
Rhys▲ is alike in pronunciation to Ras, Rayce, Reis, Reyes▼, Ries, Ross▼, Rosse, Royce▲ and Russ▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Hays, Keys, Mays, Otys, Ray▼, Raye, Rey, Reyd, Roy▼, Ruy, Rye, Ryu and Shays. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rhys.