Rhys: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rhys

Rhys

Pronunciation: REES (key)

Origin of the name Reese:

Anglicized form of the Welsh Rhys (ardor). It also represents the transferred use of the surname derived from the personal name.

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Reece, Reese

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Comments and insights on the name Rhys: | Edit

While Reese has been appropriated by many girls, the spelling Rhys remains firmly masculine. Rhys might be an excellent choice for parents who want to name a boy Reese but don't want him mistaken for a girl.

Personal experiences with the name Rhys: | Edit

I know two Rhys' in Wales. It's a very popular name in Wales.

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Meanings and history of the name Rhys: | Edit

Pronounced: HREES
Means enthusiasm in Welsh.

Famous real-life people named Rhys: | Edit

Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor.
Rhys Coiro, American actor.
Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh actor, writter and comedian.
Rhys Darby, New Zealand comedian who plays the band manager in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords
John Rhys-Davies, British Actor (played Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Rhys Edward McIntyre, son of Joey McIntyre (boy band NKOTB)

Rhys in song, story & screen: | Edit

Occurs in some incarnations of the Arthur mythology
"Rhys Williams," character on the BBC tv program "Torchwood"

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