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Meaning and name origin

Rex \rex\ as a boy's name is pronounced reks. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rex is "king". Mostly 20th-century use. Actor Rex Harrison; film critic Rex Reed.


Variations

Rex has 1 variant form: Reyes.

For more information, see also the related boy name Rey.

There is 1 feminine form of Rex: Rexanne.


Popularity

Rex is a very popular first name for males (#333 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6158 out of 88799, Top 7%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rex for boys. Rex reached its highest rank of #216 in the U.S. in 1950-1959 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rex name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rex outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rex and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rex (#663), Rey (#884) and Reyes. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rex, Rey, Reyes in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rex and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dex, Lex, Raj, Ras, Rees, Reg, Rei, Reis, Ren, Reo, Ric, Ries, Rik, Rog and Tex. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rex.

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