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Gender: M Meaning of Rhett: "advice" Origin of Rhett: English from Dutch Rhett's Popularity in 2016: #220

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. Rhett is more popular today than it's ever been; it's soared more than 300 places in the past five years.

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.

Famous People Named Rhett

Stewart Ransom "Rhett" Miller, lead singer of American band The Old 97s
Rhett Marshall Ellison, American football player
(Thomas) Rhett Akins, American country music singer
Rhett James McLaughlin, American comedian of duo Rhett & Link
Rhett Walker, American Christian singer of the Rhett Walker Band
Everett Lawrence "Rhett" Titus, American pro wrestler
Rhett Forrester, American singer of band Riot
Rhett Adam Warrener, Canadian ice hockey player
Rhett Thomas Rakhshani, American ice hockey player
Rhett Lawrence, American music producer
Thomas Rhett, American country music singer
Rhett Jameson Chatham (b. 2016), son of Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham

Pop Culture References for the name Rhett

Rhett Butler, character in book/film "Gone with the Wind"