Gender: Male Meaning of Rhett: "advice" Origin of Rhett: English from Dutch Rhett's Popularity in 2019: #165

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.

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Rank in US: #165

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Sabine07 Says:


I love this name, though I don't know what its Dutch origins are. I'm Dutch myself and have never heard of it here, only in American settings.

marlena1300 Says:


Rett Syndrome

smartie352 Says:


I could see Rhett as a nickname for Henriette or something for a girl.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I should love Rhett and Scarlett as names, since I love them as characters, but I never have. They're both okay, but I don't love them. I love Tara (the plantation), Melanie and Cathleen, and those are the best names to come out of "Gone With The Wind" for me. I do like others, such as Ellen and Stuart, but don't strongly associate those with this novel and movie.

northern Says:


One of my absolute favorite names. Reminds me of the ultimate gentleman.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Very handsome, would be equally adorable on a cheeky, beaming little boy or one who is quiet and shy but at he same time is equally wearable on a teen imo. Love it :) :) also the Gone With the Wind reference isn't as much of an issue for me because I'm in the UK :) could see myself using this one day <3

Fictionprincess Says:


I'm sorry but I just don't understand the huge fuss over this name. Personally to me, it sounds too much like a dog's name and also makes me think of Rett syndrome.
I like the name "Everett" but the possibility of people ending up calling my future son (if I ever have any) "Rett\Rhett" is slightly putting me off from ever using this name (first or middle)

erica42285 Says:


My first son's name is Rhett Calhoun! Strong, southern, and feisty. :) Just like him!



Good one!

Nozomi Says:


yep from Mythical Morning.

Nozomi Says:


I love Everett so adorable!

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Rhett and Link, anyone???

juliabrowneyes Says:


Reminds me of Tourette's syndrome

Fading Says:


Rhett is my partner's name and I'm very fond of it, even though I'm not usually a fan of naming sons after their fathers in most circumstances. Unfortunately my partner's mother did name him after GWtW, so he's not too keen on it being a name for our future children. I'll keep my fingers crossed for slipping it in as a middle name.

Guest Says:


But where's Rhett McLaughlin's mention?

Ahrizabif Says:


Love this Name. Would be a good nickname for Everett!

lollipoplady Says:


Best name ever! So handsome

SweetPraline Says:


Words cannot describe how much I adore this name. Sadly the association with Gone With The Wind will be overlooked for the recent generations, even my own, simply have no interest in it which is sad. Rhett is number one on my list at the moment much to my man's dismay. He's more of a Top 10 list name lover, sadly.

Orchid_Lover Says:


Because Rhett Butler is one of the most masculine figures in 20th century literature and still the most common association with this name.

neworleans Says:


I love this.

faithnamer Says:


I can't really imagine this on a girl, but it is an interesting thought. It's similar to Wren, but I think it does sound a bit masculine.

AoifeORegan Says:


A great boy's name, but why not for a girl as well?

mabespark Says:


So handsome. I'd use it as a nickname for Everett.