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Quick Facts on Rex

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 632
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Rex

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Rex

Rex is simply the Latin vocabulary word for “king” denoting a male monarch. As a forename, Rex did not come into usage among English speakers until the 19th century. Later in the 20th century it was made famous by British actor Reginald Carey whose stage name was Rex Harrison (1908-1990). Although the Latin word “rex” existed in the Classical period, as a forename it’s much more of a modern invention.

Popularity of the Name Rex

This “kingly” name has existed on the American male naming charts for as long as the U.S. government has been tracking name data (1880). Back at the turn of the 20th century Rex was moderately popular on the Top 300 list of most commonly used boy names. Its peak popularity came mostly during the 1950s probably owing to the successful career of actor Rex Harrison. The name declined in usage during the ensuing decades and even fell off the charts completely at the turn of the 21st century. Rex is making a little bit of a comeback in recent years; although interestingly American parents are more likely to name their sons plain old King today than the Latin Rex. For those parents who prefer subtlety Rex is probably the better choice. Like Max, Rex is a strong one-syllable masculine name that ends in an “x”. The one caveat (and the same could be said for Max) is that Rex is a common name bestowed upon pet dogs. Rex is also the name given to the loveable but insecure dinosaur in “Toy Story 2” (get it? Because he’s a Tyrannosaurus “rex”). Also be advised on the potential for “Sexy Rexy” nicknames.
Popularity of the Boy Name Rex
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rex

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Rex

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rex

    Rex We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Rex.

  • Popular Songs on Rex

    Popular Songs on Rex

    Rex - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Rex.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Rex

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Rex

    A Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex (Michel Gagne) - Follow the adventures of the cute and curious Rex. He travels far and wide in an ever so strange and visually fanciful world. Rex shows us how we can step back to our innocence, and see that "meaning" is found everywhere and nowhere. Rex's story is one for all seasons and ages. It is fun, silly, scary, cute and spiritual all rolled into one sweet little face. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    No Rules for Rex! (Daisy Alberto) - A boy learns about the importance and the roles that rules play in daily life (civics, laws). Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Pinky & Rex (James Howe) - Part of the “Ready to Read” series. From the earliest stages of sounding out words to the excitement of reading a whole book without help, Ready-to-Read books open up a world of possibilities to children at different levels. Pinky has twenty-seven stuffed animals, and Rex has twenty-seven dinosaurs. They have everything the same, and that's the way it should be with best friends. So what do they do when there's only one pink dinosaur in the museum gift shop, and they both want it? Could Pinky's pesky little sister Amanda have the answer? More titles in this series are (in order of publication): Pinky and Rex Get Married; Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee; Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch; Pinky and Rex Go To Camp; Pinky and Rex and the New Baby; Pinky and Rex and the Double-dad Weekend; Pinky and Rex and the Bully; Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors; Pinky and Rex and the School Play; Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin; and Pinky and Rex and the Just-right Pet. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Rex (Fred Yager) - An adventure about an unusual friendship in which a young boy, whose paleontologist parents are missing, finds himself in possession of something long believed to be extinct. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Rex (Ursula Dubosarsky) - Rex, a tiny chameleon, is the class pet. Every day someone gets to take him home, along with a notebook for recording his adventures. How cool is that? But what's really cool about Rex--the book--is that those exploits are depicted as though each classmate has actually done the artwork. In the course of 32 pages, Rex manages to go for a swim, fall out of a window, and get dressed up as Malibu Barbie. And at the end, readers are encouraged to invent their own adventures with Rex…How cool is that? Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Rex and Lilly Playtime: A Dino Easy Reader (Laurie Krasny Brown) - Dinosaur siblings Rex and Lilly play at various activities. Also in the series: Rex and Lilly Schooltime and Rex and Lilly Family Time. Recommended for ages 4-6.

  • Famous People Named Rex

    Famous People Named Rex

    Famous People Named Rex - Rex Harrison (actor); Rex Bell (actor); Rex Allen (actor); Rex Grossman (football player); Rex Barney (baseball player); Rex Chapman (basketball player); Rex Hadnot (football player); Rex Hudler (baseball player); Rex Linn (actor); Rex Ryan (football coach)

  • Children of Famous People Named Rex

    Children of Famous People Named Rex

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Rex - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Rex.

  • Historic Figures

    Rex - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Rex - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rex.

Personality of the Boy Name Rex

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Rex

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