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Rex is a regal name that literally means “king”. It comes from the Latin word spelled the same. This refined name continues to be a top 1,000 option in America at rank 698.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Rex:

Rex became a popular name among boys in the 1800s. It came from the Latin word “rex”, spelled the same. This regal name continues to grow in popularity too, especially since celebrities like Will Champion and Natascha McElhone use it for their sons.

Symbolism of the Name Rex:

The baby name Rex means “king” because of the Latin word “rex”. “Rex” as a word translates directly to “king” in English, giving the title its regality.

Nicknames for the Name Rex:

As one of the shorter given names available for boys, there aren't a lot of nicknames that go with Rex. Fortunately, there are still some options if you want a good nickname. They are:

  • King
  • T-Rex
  • Rexie
  • Rexi
  • Rexy
  • Ree
  • Rexers
  • X
  • Exers
  • R-Man
baby name Rex


Style of the Name Rex:


Gender of the Name Rex:

Rex is a strong name for boys.

Pronunciation of the Name Rex:


Number of Syllables in the Name Rex:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Rex:

Rex is a powerful and regal name. It is simple yet upper class.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Rex:

  • Recks
  • Reks
  • Rexx

Popularity of the Name Rex:

Rex has a consistent placement on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2022, it is a top 700 option, ranking at number 698. Rex did best so far in 1951 at rank 170.

Great Middle Names for Rex and Their Meanings:

  • Theodore (God's gift)
  • Magnus (great, greatest)
  • Vincent (to conquer)
  • Callahan (descendent of Ceallachan, little bright-headed one, devotee of the church)
  • Elias (the Lord is my God)
  • Montgomery (from the hill of a powerful man)
  • Adrian (son of Adria)
  • Dominic (belonging to God)

Famous People with the Name Rex:

  • Rex Burkhead (NFL player)
  • Rex Grossman (NFL player)
  • Rex Hadnot (NFL player)
  • Rex Murphy (newscaster)
  • Rex Goudie (singer)
  • Rex Ryan (NFL coach)
  • Rex Linn (actor, “CSI: Miami”)
  • Rex Robbins (actor, “1776”)
  • Rex Lee (actor, “Entourage”)
  • Rex Allen (actor, “Frontier Doctor”)
  • Rex Lewis (character from “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”)
  • Rex (character from “Toy Story”)
  • Rex (character from “Inspector Rex”)
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