Rey meaning, boyRey

Rate Rey: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Rey | Add to list (0)

Meaning and name origin

Rey \rey\ as a boy's name is pronounced ray. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Rey is "kings". Hispanic version of Rex or Leroy.


Rey has 2 variant forms: Reyes and Reyni.

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


Rey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1168 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4744 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rey for boys. Rey reached its highest rank of #854 in the U.S. in 2006. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roy (#532), Rex (#663), Rey (#884), Leroy and Reyes. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Rey is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rio, Roe, Roi, Row, Ruy, Rye and Ryu. Other suggested similar baby names are Key, Reg, Remy, Ren and Reyd. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rey.