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Rhett Origin and Meaning

The name Rhett is a boy's name of English, Dutch origin meaning "advice".

Rhett has been more tied to Gone with the Wind than even Scarlett, but now we're hearing rumblings of its finding new and independent favor among parents, perhaps emboldened by the growing popularity of Scarlett.

In addition to being a powerful storyteller, author Margaret Mitchell was a great character namer as well—think Scarlett, Melanie, Ashley, and even the mansion Tara. Rhett emerged from the story as one of the ultimate dashing, romantic names—so much so that parents of the past didn't fully embrace it.

Rhett is a South Carolina surname, brought to North America in 1694, and borne by a noted politician during the Civil War period, which may have inspired the author.

# 165 in the US

Rhett Rank in US Top 1000

# 143 on Nameberry

Rhett Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rhett Popularity

Famous People Named Rhett

  • Stewart Ransom "Rhett" Millerlead singer of American band The Old 97s
  • Rhett Marshall EllisonAmerican football player
  • (Thomas) Rhett AkinsAmerican country music singer
  • Rhett James McLaughlinAmerican comedian of duo Rhett & Link
  • Rhett WalkerAmerican Christian singer of the Rhett Walker Band
  • Everett Lawrence "Rhett" TitusAmerican pro wrestler
  • Rhett ForresterAmerican singer of band Riot
  • Rhett Adam WarrenerCanadian ice hockey player
  • Rhett Thomas RakhshaniAmerican ice hockey player
  • Rhett LawrenceAmerican music producer
  • Rhett Jameson Chatham (b. 2016)son of Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham
  • Thomas RhettAmerican country music singer

Rhett in Pop Culture

  • Rhett Butlercharacter in book/film "Gone with the Wind"