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Rhys name meaning

Last Name
202
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rhys mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rhys

User Submitted Origins

Welsh
70%
English
17%
Canadian
9%
Irish
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rhys is of Welsh origin and means "Enthusiasm, a passionate fiery warrior".
  2. According to 2 people from Maryland, U.S., the name Rhys is of Irish / Welsh origin and means "Enthusiastic".
  3. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rhys means "Enthusiastic, Ardent" and is of Welsh origin.
  4. According to a user from Minnesota, U.S., the name Rhys means "Enthusiastically".
  5. According to 2 people from the United Kingdom and Australia, the name Rhys is of Canadian origin and means "Enthusiasm".
  6. 2 submissions from Trinidad and Tobago and Australia agree the name Rhys means "Warrior" and is of Welsh origin.
  7. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rhys is of Welsh origin and means "Interest".
  8. According to a user from South Africa, the name Rhys means "Cute".
  9. A submission from Australia says the name Rhys means "Special" and is of Welsh origin.
  10. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rhys means "Best name of the planet be proud".
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Wiktionary

From Old Welsh Rīs (“ardor, fiery warrior”).

  1. A male given name from Old Welsh used in Wales since the Middle Ages.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Rhys

Notable Persons Named Rhys

Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans is an actor. He has been prominent since 1990. Rhys was given the name Rhys Owain Evans on July 22nd, 1967 in Haverfordwest.

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Rhys Jones

Rhys was born on September 27th, 1995 in Liverpool. He breathed his last breath on August 22nd, 2007.

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Rhys Darby

Rhys Darby is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1996 to present. Rhys was given the name Rhys Montague Darby on March 21st, 1974 in New Zealand.

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Rhys Wakefield

Rhys Wakefield is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Rhys was born on November 20th, 1988 in Cairns.

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Rhys Matthew Bond

Rhys Matthew Bond is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2011. Rhys was born Rhys Matthew Bond on June 11th, 1998 in Hampstead, London, U.K.

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Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2003. Rhys was born on March 12th, 1979 in Calabria.

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  • Rhys ap Gruffydd
    Royalty
  • Rhys Williams
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Webb
  • Rhys Murphy
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Ap Thomas
  • Rhys Chatham
    Composer
  • Rhys Millen
    Racing Driver
  • Rhys Healey
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Taylor
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Priestland
  • Rhys Bennett
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Morgan
  • Rhys Evans
    Soccer Player
  • Rhys Wesser
    Rugby Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rhys

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rhys

Matthew Rhys

Matthew Rhys is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Matthew was given the name Matthew Rhys Evans on November 8th, 1974 in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

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Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys was a modernism and postmodernism novelist, short story writer, essayist, and short story. Jean was born on August 24th, 1890 in Roseau. She left this life on May 14th, 1979.

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Paul Rhys

Paul Rhys is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Paul was born on December 19th, 1963 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, UK.

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Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys is a musician. He has been prominent since 1988. Gruff was born on July 18th, 1970 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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Phillip Rhys

Phillip Rhys is an actor and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Phillip was born on June 14th, 1974 in London.

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Elen Rhys

Elen was born Elen Rhys in Aberystwyth.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rhys U.S.
  White 76.24% 64.26%
  African American 14.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rhys

People with the last name Rhys are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rhys

  • How Popular is the name Rhys? Rhys is the 2,579th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rhys was the 91,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rhys have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,054 babies born with the first name Rhys in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rhys to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rhys? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rhys first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rhys is Friday, June 7th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Rhys born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rhys was in 2019 with a total of 686 babies.
  • Random Rhys Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rhys is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Rhys: The name spelled backwards is Syhr. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hyrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rhys? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 202 people with the last name Rhys.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rhys? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rhys as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rhys name meaning

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