Rex: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rex

Rex

Pronunciation: REHKS (key)

Origin of the name Rex:

19th-century coinage derived from the Latin rex (king).

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Comments and insights on the name Rex: | Edit

my sons name is Rex. Its is a strong and quirky/classic name.
People always think it stands out.

I agree with the above writer - my son is also Rex. I've always received compliments on such a strong, handsome name.

I like this name too, and I agree that it's a strong, handsome name.

Personal experiences with the name Rex: | Edit

My brother is Rex, he loves his name, and loves just about everything about life.
It is my dad's middle name, named for the early cowboy actors Gary Cooper and Rex Allen, Gary Rex.

We had some crappy neighbors who named their youngest son Rex. That spoiled the name for me! The whole family was creepy and their Rex was an obnoxious little brat. We called him "Wretch"!

Nicknames for Rex: | Edit

Rexy, T Rex, Rexer

Meanings and history of the name Rex: | Edit

Latin meaning "king"

Famous real-life people named Rex: | Edit

Rex Harrison, Actor
Rex Ryan, NFL Coach for the NY Jets
Rex Grossman, NFL Quarterback for the Washington Redskins
Rex Allen, western actor

Rex in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rex, the sheepdog from the film Babe.
Rex Van de Kamp, fictional character in the TV series Desperate Housewives.
Rex Morgan, M.D., titular character of the comic strip of the same name.
Rex Matheson, fictional character, portrayed by Mekhi Phifer, in the TV series Torchwood.
Rex Salazar, the main character in the TV show Generator Rex
Rex the Wonder Dog
Rex Walls, father of the writer Jeannette Walls

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