What does Rice mean?
Rice [rice] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Rice is "enthusiasm". Anglicization of Rhys. Also a respelling of the German name Reis, possibly meaning "knight on horseback", "gatherer of twigs", "wood carver", or "dweller in the brush". Football player Jerry Rice.
Rice has 1 variant: Rhys▲.
Related boy name: Reece.Creative forms:
(male) Rhice, Riced, ..
(female) Rine, Risay, .. Middle name pairings:
Rice Evin (R.E.), ..
How popular is Rice?
Rice is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#169 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rice reached its top rank of #956 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Rhys (#513 the previous year), Reece (#574) and Reese (#701) are the prominent alternative forms of Rice. These forms of Rice were at the apex of their popularity 5 years ago (adoption of 0.09%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.07%, ▼17.4%). Reese has generally been preferred by parents, though Rhys is currently more frequently used.
Rice is pronounced similarly to Raice, Ras, Rayce, Reyes, Ries, Roice, Ross▼, Rosse, Royce▲ and Russ▼. Other suggested similar names are Ace▲, Brice, Cace, Dace, Dice, Dyce, Elice, Ince, Jace▲, Jaice, Luce, Mace, Paice, Price, Rae, Rafe, Rance, Rane, Raye, Reide, Rene▼, Reve, Rian, Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richie, Richy, Rick▼, Rickey▼, Ricki, Rickie▼, Ricky▼, Rico, Rider, Ridge▲, Rien, Rigel, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Riker, Riki, Rikk, Rikke, Ring, Rio, Rion, Rip, Rique, Rito, River▲, Rives, Roch, Roche, Rock, Roe, Rome, Rowe, Rube, Rune, Rye, Tyce and Vince. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rice.