Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. REES  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old Welsh Ris, probably meaning "ardour, enthusiasm". Several Welsh rulers have borne this name, including the 12th-century Rhys ap Gruffydd who fought against the invading Normans.

Related Names

VariantsReece, Rees, Reese(Welsh) Reece, Reese(English)
Other Languages & CulturesRis(Old Welsh)
Surname DescendantsPrice, Pryce, Reece, Rees, Reese, Rice(Welsh)


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Entry updated January 21, 2022