Rhys Origin and Meaning

The name Rhys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "ardor".

Less than ten percent of the babies named Rhys are girls, whereas Reese is given five times more often to girls than to boys, thanks to Ms. Witherspoon. It's a sleek and attractive name, but one that benefits from two accepted spellings that help clarify its gender identity.

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Famous People Named Rhys

  • Samaire Rhys Armstrongactress
  • Rhys Bowen (born Janet QuinHarkin), English author