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    Name: Rhys

    Origin and Meaning of the Name Rhys

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    Gender:

    Boy

    Origin:

    Welsh

    Meaning:

    Enthusiasm

    Pronunciation:

    (rees)   [Guide]

    Form of:

    Itself (Rhys)

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    Miscellaneous Info for Rhys

    Categories:

    English Names, Welsh Names

    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.

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    (Source: U.S. SSA)
    The name meaning of Rhys and the name origin of Rhys have been reviewed by our name experts.
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