The name Rhys is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "ardor". Rhys is ranked #464 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
There's Rhys and there's Reese (now more popular for girls) and there's Reece, and we particularly like the traditional Welsh spelling, which entered the list in 2004, possibly influenced by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, of The Tudors, and Welsh-born actor Rhys Ifans.
Always widespread in Wales, where it has deep historic roots, Rhys is also a high-ranking name in England, Ireland and Scotland.
Former New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre named his son Rhys Edward in 2009.
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