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:
(male) Reys, Rowys, ..
(female) Rhysla, Rhysse, ..
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 1980-1989 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 2000. These forms of Rhys were popular as birth names presently (median #1001). Reese has historically been the top pick of parents, though Rhett is now the most fashionable.
Rhys▲ is alike in pronunciation to Ras, Rayce, Reis, Reyes, Ries, Ross▼, Rosse, Royce▲ and Russ▼. Other suggested similar 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.