What does Rei mean?
Rei [rei] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Rei) is pronounced RAY-ee. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Rei is "law, rule; strive". Reizo (ray-ee-ZOH) means "cool, calm; well-groomed".
Rei has 1 variant: Reizo.Creative forms:
(male) Reiro, Rorei, ..
(female) Reio, Reira, .. Middle name pairings:
Rei Hagen (R.H.), ..
How popular is Rei?
Rei is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#54522 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rei has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Rei is pronounced similarly to Rae, Rai, Ray▼, Raye, Reigh, Reo, Rey▲, Rio, Roe, Roi, Row, Rowe, Roy▼, Ruy, Rye, Ryu and Ryuu. Other suggested similar names are Reg, Reid▲, Reis, Remi, Ren and Rex▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rei.See names in meaning and etymology.