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Quick Facts on Trey

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 405
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Trey

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Trey

Trey comes from the Old French vocabulary word “treis” and the Latin “tres” meaning ‘the three’. It usually signifies the three in any suit of playing cards. It may be given to the third son born into a family. Trey probably started out as a nickname in England, but eventually became a masculine given name, used mainly in the United States. The modern French word “tres” (pronounced the same way as Trey) means ‘very’.

Popularity of the Name Trey

The name Trey first appeared on the U.S. naming charts in 1964. The name has very modern roots as a given name. Trey climbed slowly and methodically up the American naming charts for over 30 years, and reached its peak popularity at the end of the century in 1999. It has never experienced more than semi-high moderate usage. As we’ve entered the 21st century, the name Trey appears to be on the downswing. It is now given to barely 1,000 baby boys a year. However, the state of South Dakota is still on board – they rank Trey on their Top 100 list of most favored boy names. It’s a cute name to give your third son, or a boy inside of triplets. It has also been a name of choice among African-Americans. It’s simple, one-syllable and unpretentious. There’s just something about this name that is…shall we say…Trey-cool?
Popularity of the Boy Name Trey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Trey

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Trey

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Trey

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

  • Popular Songs on Trey

    Popular Songs on Trey

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Trey

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Trey

    Trey - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Trey.

  • Famous People Named Trey

    Famous People Named Trey

    Famous People Named Trey - Trey Parker (co-creator of South Park, born Randolph Severn Parker III); Trey Anastasio (musician); Trey Beamon (baseball player); Trey Brown (football player); Trey Darilek (football player); Trey Hardee (Olympic athlete); Trey Hodges (baseball player); Trey Lewis (football player); Trey Lorenz (musician); Trey Lunsford (baseball player); Trey Merkins (football player); Trey Moore (baseball player); Trey Phillips (actor); Trey Songz (singer); Trey Spruance (guitarist); Trey Teague (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Trey

    Children of Famous People Named Trey

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Trey - Ken Griffey Jr. (baseball player); Will Smith (actor); Lee Majors (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Trey - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Trey

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Trey

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