Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Rhys m. Old Welsh rīs 'ardor; fiery warrior'.

The name of an 11th C Welsh prince and a 12th C Welsh prince.

England
Early Modern English
1559 Rys RegSASel p. 4; 1560 Ryce BarnstapleBap p. 11, Rys RegSASel p. 5; 1562 Ryse BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1563 Rise StAnthonlin p. 16; 1564 Ryce BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1591 Rice bruton-vol1 p. 9; 1599 Rees RegFord p. 3
Ireland
Early Modern English
1522 Rees Fiants-1 4
Wales
Latin
1198 Ris (gen) Pryce-1st no. 8; 1223 Res' (gen) ibid. no. 20; 1452 Rys (nom) ArchCambIII p. 71; 1453 Rys (nom) ibid. p. 69; 1454 Rys (nom) ibid. p. 70; 1455 Rys (nom) ibid. p. 72; 1456 Rys (nom) ibid. p. 258; 1457 Rys (nom) ibid. p. 259; 1497 Rees (nom) ibid. p. 66; 1535 Resi (gen) ibid. p. 211
Early Modern English
1571 Rice RegLlantrithyd p. 32; 1576 Rice ibid. p. 61; 1581 Pric (obl) ibid. p. 33; 1583 Rice ibid. p. 33; 1588 Price (obl) ibid. p. 33, Rice ibid. p. 33; 1592 Rice ibid. p. 34; 1594 Price (obl) ibid. p. 34; 1596 Price (obl) ibid. p. 35; 1597 Price (obl) ibid. p. 35, Res ibid. p. 1; 1599 Price (obl) ibid. p. 1
Welsh
1544 Rees RegCon1 p. 7, Res ibid. p. 7, Ris ibid. p. 7; 1560 Ris ibid. p. 18; 1582 Ris ibid. p. 36; 1583 Ris ibid. p. 40; 1589 Rees ibid. p. 56, Ris ibid. p. 56
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Rhys". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Rhys.