Rice Name Meaning & Origin

Rice

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Rice is appealing because it sounds like Brice and Price, and it's also in the last-name-as-first-name vein.
Rice was used in the 1800s as a given name, probably due to parents passing on the mother's maiden name.

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Rice is a surname that is usually of Welsh origin, but also can be Irish, English, or even German. In Wales it is an Anglicized transliteration of Rhys, as are Reese and Price.

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Rice Danica, Canadian sprint kayaker
Rice Garland (1795-1861), U.S. Representative from Louisiana
Rice Pierce (1848-1936), American politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Rice Rees (1804–1839), Welsh cleric and historian
Rice Sheppard (1861-1947), Canadian politician and farmers' activist

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Rice was the name of the oldest daughter in the Beethoven movies.

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