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What does Trey mean?

Trey /trey/ as a boys' name is pronounced tray. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Trey is "three".

The name derives from the world of gaming, in which a three in cards, dice or dominoes is called a "trey". May also be a variant of Traigh (Irish) "strand". Actor Trey Hunt.

Associated with: irish (gaelic), hunt.


Trey has 3 variants: Trai, Traye and Tre.

Trey has 1 feminine form: Trea.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Terey, Treyto, ..

(female) Treyra, Trie, ..

How popular is Trey?

Trey is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#901 out of 1220, Top 74%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#82019 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Trey for boys. Trey entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #189 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #480 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Trey name in U.S.

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

The only other prominent related form of Trey (#480 in recent rankings) is Tre. Adoption of these relations of Trey was at its most widespread 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.11%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.03%, down 72.8%), with forms like Tre becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Trey, Tre in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Trey is pronounced similarly to Troi, Troy, Troye and True. Other recommended names are Abey, Acey, Arley, Arney, Carey, Corey, Elrey, Frey, Garey, Grey, Huey, Ikey, Joey, Jorey, Key, Korey, Morey, Rey, Rorey, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Tavey, Tay, Ted, Teo, Terrey, Terry, Tex, Teyo, Theo, Tobey, Toby, Tomey, Toney, Tony, Tore, Toren, Torey, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Tracey, Tracy, Treacy, Trent, Trevyn, Tris, Ty, Tye, Tyree and Tyrel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Trey.