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Rex

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57k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rex

"Rex" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Rex
A king.

Etymology: L

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
Wiktionary
  1. (formal, usually italicized) The reigning king.
  2. A male given name coined in the nineteenth century from Latin rex "king", rarely bestowed on children today.
  3. A popular name for a dog.

Notable Persons Named Rex

Rex Tillerson is a chairman & ceo at, exxonmobil, chairman, chairman&ceoat, and exxon mobil corp.(2006–). Rex was born on March 23rd, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Rex Tyler is a comics character.

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Sir Rex Harrison was an actor. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1989. Rex was given the name Reginald Carey Harrison on March 5th, 1908 in Huyton, Lancashire, England. He passed away on June 2nd, 1990.

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Rex Ryan is an american football player. Rex was born on December 13th, 1962 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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Dave Thomas was a founder, ceo of wendy's, wendy's, and ceo ofwendy's. Dave was given the name Rex David Thomas on July 2nd, 1932 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, US. He died on January 8th, 2002.

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Rex Grossman is a football player. Rex was born on August 23rd, 1980 in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rex

Simon Rex is an actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, vj, rapping, and vj (media personality). He has been prominent since 1992. Simon was given the name Simon Rex Cutright on July 20th, 1974 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Bananasaurus Rex is a streamer and speed runner. Bananasaurus was given the name Aaron James Loder in 4 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. Bananasaurus is also known as Loder and Aaron James.

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Azalin Rex is a fictional character.

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Rex was given the name Pseudonym .

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Adam Rex is a role-playing game and children's literature illustrator and writer. Adam was born on May 16th, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio, USA.

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Al Rex is a jazz and country music bassist. He plays Bass guitar. He has been prominent since 1949. Al was given the name Albert Piccirilli on July 13th, 1928 in New York City, New York.

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How popular is the baby name Rex in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 7 0 7
1882 13 0 13
1883 15 0 15
1884 13 0 13
1885 17 0 17
1886 26 0 26
1887 28 0 28
1888 28 0 28
1889 23 0 23
1890 30 0 30
1891 24 0 24
1892 28 0 28
1893 25 0 25
1894 30 0 30
1895 34 0 34
1896 35 0 35
1897 31 0 31
1898 39 0 39
1899 29 0 29
1900 59 0 59
1901 29 0 29
1902 46 0 46
1903 43 0 43
1904 33 0 33
1905 46 0 46
1906 61 0 61
1907 48 0 48
1908 64 0 64
1909 68 0 68
1910 65 0 65
1911 82 0 82
1912 164 0 164
1913 243 0 243
1914 334 0 334
1915 401 0 401
1916 461 0 461
1917 471 0 471
1918 510 0 510
1919 522 0 522
1920 614 0 614
1921 596 5 591
1922 615 0 615
1923 584 0 584
1924 594 5 589
1925 562 9 553
1926 551 0 551
1927 527 8 519
1928 525 6 519
1929 493 0 493
1930 541 0 541
1931 518 0 518
1932 584 6 578
1933 625 0 625
1934 631 0 631
1935 653 6 647
1936 612 0 612
1937 601 0 601
1938 628 0 628
1939 564 0 564
1940 552 5 547
1941 557 0 557
1942 527 6 521
1943 615 0 615
1944 573 0 573
1945 484 0 484
1946 662 0 662
1947 846 0 846
1948 903 0 903
1949 959 0 959
1950 1,069 0 1,069
1951 1,504 0 1,504
1952 1,502 7 1,495
1953 1,349 6 1,343
1954 1,385 5 1,380
1955 1,398 0 1,398
1956 1,457 6 1,451
1957 1,338 7 1,331
1958 1,248 8 1,240
1959 1,287 5 1,282
1960 1,319 6 1,313
1961 1,277 9 1,268
1962 1,134 0 1,134
1963 982 0 982
1964 965 7 958
1965 788 0 788
1966 718 0 718
1967 582 0 582
1968 513 0 513
1969 479 0 479
1970 507 0 507
1971 473 0 473
1972 373 0 373
1973 325 0 325
1974 297 0 297
1975 296 0 296
1976 283 0 283
1977 291 0 291
1978 254 0 254
1979 268 7 261
1980 305 5 300
1981 267 0 267
1982 266 0 266
1983 246 0 246
1984 264 6 258
1985 261 0 261
1986 232 0 232
1987 231 0 231
1988 247 0 247
1989 224 0 224
1990 232 0 232
1991 220 0 220
1992 207 0 207
1993 178 0 178
1994 167 0 167
1995 158 0 158
1996 139 0 139
1997 152 0 152
1998 150 0 150
1999 137 0 137
2000 112 0 112
2001 116 0 116
2002 154 0 154
2003 182 0 182
2004 182 0 182
2005 237 0 237
2006 251 0 251
2007 236 0 236
2008 274 0 274
2009 303 0 303
2010 331 0 331
2011 384 0 384
2012 385 0 385
2013 391 0 391
2014 387 0 387
2015 371 0 371
2016 419 0 419

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Popularity of Rex as a first name

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Popularity of Rex as a last name

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Common last names for Rex

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rex U.S.
  White 90.57% 64.26%
  African American 3.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rex

People with the last name Rex are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rex

  • How Popular is the name Rex? Rex is the 907th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rex was the 5,975th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rex have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,193 babies born with the first name Rex in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rex to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rex? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Rex first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rex is Tuesday, December 28th, 1830.
  • What year had the most people named Rex born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rex was in 1951 with a total of 1,504 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rex!
  • Random Rex Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rex ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 33 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Rex: Your name in reverse order is Xer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rex? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,758 people with the last name Rex.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rex? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rex as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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