Meaning and Origin of: Rhett
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Old Welsh : Enthusiastic
- English, Welsh : A stream
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Family name origins & meanings:
- Americanized form of Dutch de Raedt, from Middle Dutch raet ‘advice’. This name occurs chiefly in SC.
- This name was brought to North America in 1694 by William Rhett (1666–1723). Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800–76) was a South Carolina congressman and senator, a noted secessionist.