First name origins & meanings:
- Old Welsh: Enthusiastic
- English, Welsh: A stream
First name variations: Reeta, Reta, Rheta, Rita, Riece, Reace, Rase, Rice, Rhys, Rett, Reece
Last 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.
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