Rex - boys name

Rex name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Rex name meaning:

The name Rex is of Latin origin and it means "king" or "ruler." It is derived from the Latin word "rex" which translates to "king" in English. The name Rex carries a strong and regal connotation, symbolizing power, authority, and leadership. It is often associated with individuals who possess traits such as confidence, charisma, and a commanding presence.

Choosing the name Rex for a boy can signify the hope and belief that he will grow up to be a strong and influential figure in his community or even in the world. It can also reflect the parents' desire for their son to possess qualities like resilience, determination, and the ability to take charge. The name Rex has a timeless and classic appeal, and it is often chosen by parents who want to bestow upon their child a name that exudes strength, nobility, and greatness.

Origin: Latin


Related names

Rex , Rexford , Rexton

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 142 out of 4789

396 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (244)

Historical popularity of Rex

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