Rhys

Rhys - A very unique male name



  Nov 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rhys, meaning ardor, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1979 on position #2330. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rhys and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rhys? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rhys. The baby boy name Rhys was given to 527 baby boys in 2012, ranking #476 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,114 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rhys peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 476.



Famous with this name

Rhys Ifans
John Rhys-Davies
Matthew Rhys


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Rhys is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rhys is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #212 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #677.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rhys is where you live.


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Rhys origin and meaning

Rhys is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means ardor. To see famous people named Rhys, pop culture references for the name Rhys and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rhys

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rhys, sorted by popularity.

Ricky / Rick / Ross / Rickey / Rex / Rocky / Rocco / Royce / Roscoe / Rickie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012476
2011499
2010476
2009590
2008686
2007821
2006951
2005986
2004922
20031036
20021108
20011027
20001174
19991170
19981269
19971601
19961941
19951967
19941943
19932034
19911711
19901885
19882559
19872140
19862383
19851746
19842538
19822516
19792330

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire212
Massachusetts254
Pennsylvania294
Maryland319
Colorado339
Nevada349
Minnesota358
New Jersey393
Idaho412
Ohio415
Wisconsin425
New Mexico428
California433
Oregon446
Washington448
North Carolina456
Connecticut460
Arizona466
Arkansas476
Michigan484
Tennessee485
Florida488
South Carolina488
Missouri509
Virginia512
New York557
Utah573
Illinois588
Indiana612
Texas615
Oklahoma621
Georgia677

Even more about Rhys


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rhys a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rhys?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rhys
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,114
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1979
2012 births +527

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