Name: Rhys

Origin and Meaning of the Name Rhys

  • Meaning:
    Enthusiasm
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (rees)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Rhys)
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Miscellaneous Info for Rhys

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There were two Welsh rulers of note in medieval times named Rhys - Rhys ap Tewdwr and his grandson Rhys ap Gruffyd. The name is also borne by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans.

    It is a very popular name in Wales - #5 there in 2006.

Similar Names to Rhys for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Rhys (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Rhys - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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