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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Stream

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rhett

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rhett in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rhett:

  • Records indicate that 10,786 boys in the United States have been named Rhett since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 517 people in the U.S. were given the name Rhett. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      10 Positive Comments

  • "My son was born in 2010 and I named him Rhett. People do say Brett, Rex or even Red sometimes. He is now almost 9 and it doesn't bother him as much as it does me when people say the wrong name. He will just spell it or say " like retro" because that is what we call him. But we also live in the deep south so most get it on the first try. Lol!" Jun. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?ve been Rhett for sevent six years loved my name. So did the girls." Feb. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Rhett, born in 2015, and we get nothing but great reviews about it. It's a dapper and strong name for our cute little guy, I think he's going to love it as he grows older." May. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of putting Rhett as my grandsons middle name. My middle name came from gone with the wind. Kareen. So I think it would be awesome if his middle name came from the same book." Jan. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have named my youngest son Rhett William. I love the name as my pregnancy was very difficult and at the time I was re reading Gone with the Wind and was struck with how independent, compassionate, strong and devoted Rhet Butler was and I hope that my son grows up with those qualities. In Australia it is not a common name and can not be subjected to the Aussie slang that we tend to do to names. I have only received positive comments about it - usually how strong it sounds...although my Rhett is much better looking than Clarke!! Maybe I am bias" Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking of naming my baby boy Rhett. But was afraid people would not understand what I am saying or think I am saying "Rex" or "Brett" as mentioned above. Gives me something to consider!" Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is no doubt the coolest guy from gone with the wind was Rhett Butler! I love the name Rhett." Dec. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Rhett. The elderly and the young have problems hearing the "Rh" sound- so we often have to repeat it. That may become annoying to him later in life. But over all people love his name (or say they do at least). ;)" Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother's name was Rhett, 1960-1995, and he had a hard time with it. We the family love it! People would call him Brett, Rex, or ?? so in his 30's he changed his name to RJ to keep it simple. It was frustrating to him. It is a very STRONG name and proud name. I adore the name myself." Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rhett is my brothers name and I love it!!! He was named this because were related to the author of Gone with the wind so my mom thought it be cool to name him after Rhett Butler in the story. -chelsea gordon" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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  • "My Husbands name is Rhett, he never liked it and didn't want any of his son's named Rhett. I named our last son Joshua Rhett without him knowing. He hates being called Brett and people spelling his name Ret. I love it." Nov. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Rhett in December 1998. My mothers maiden name was Everett his middle name is my maiden name. The name is so romantic." May. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! We named our son Rhett back in 2009 and have since maybe met two other Rhett's. It's a strong name and although once in awhile people call him Brett. Other than that I get compliments on his name." Jun. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Rhett in 1999. I love his name, but can not stand when people are asking me all the time if I named him after Rhett Buttler, which I did not. It gets really annoying. He often gets his name mistaken for Red, Rex, Brett..that gets real old too." Dec. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Rhett in 1999. My grandmother's name was Loretta. My mother LOVED Gone with thee Wind. Some people said it would be too much for a boy to live up to because of Rhett Butler's good looks. My Rhett is even MORE HANDSOME [:" Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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