Rhett Meaning and Origin

The name Rhett is a boy’s name meaning “advice” and is of English and Dutch origin. Alternatively, it is believed to have been derived from the Welsh name “Rhys,” which means “enthusiasm” or “ardor.”  It gained popularity as a first name in the United States, particularly due to its association with the character Rhett Butler from Margaret Mitchell’s novel “Gone with the Wind,” which was later adapted into a highly successful film. Rhett has experienced a significant rise in popularity in recent years. 

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