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Etymology & Historical Origin - Rey
Rey is the Spanish word for “king” which is obviously the word that defines a male monarch. The Spanish formed the word “rey” from the Latin “rex” (which also means “king”) and is derivative of “regere” meaning “to keep straight, lead, rule”. All three linguistic forms of this “kingly” name are currently in circulation: Rey (Spanish), Rex (Latin) and King (English). Although we have yet to see the French (Roi) or German (König) forms of the word “king” given to little boys. The Spanish Rey is used mostly in the Philippines but also among Hispanic-Americans in the United States.
Popularity of the Name Rey
Even though “Rey” has been the Spanish word for “king” for centuries, usage of the vocabulary word as a masculine given name is quite new to the United States. The name first appeared on the American charts in 1999 and has pretty much resided at the very bottom of the Top 1000 list of boy names. In other words, Rey is not a commonly used masculine name even among Hispanic-Americans. Obviously naming one’s son “King” is a bold step; one which others might consider pretentious or arrogant. Still, it’s understandable since all parents put their children high up on a pedestal. The Spanish female equivalent would be Reina (queen) which is a name also used from time to time. Hey, why not?
Popularity of the Boy Name Rey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rey
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rey
Rey We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Rey.
Popular Songs on Rey
El Rey - a song by Vicente Fernández
El Rey - a song by Mariachi Mexico Jalisco
El Rey - a song by Luis Miguel
El Rey De Oros - a song by Industria Del Amor
El Rey Del Mundo - a song by Rey Ruiz
Yo Quisiera Ya Ser El Rey - a song by Kalimba Marichal
Children's Books on the Baby Name Rey
Rey - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Rey.
Famous People Named Rey
Famous People Named Rey - Rey Maualuga (football player); Rey Mysterio (wrestler); Rey Ordóñez (baseball player); Rey Quiñones (baseball player); Rey Sánchez (baseball player)
Children of Famous People Named Rey
Famous People Who Named Their Son Rey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Rey.
Rey - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Rey - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rey.
Personality of the Boy Name Rey
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rey