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Rey

First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rey mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rey

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

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Rey

Rey Mysterio is a wrestler. Rey was born on December 11th, 1974 in Chula Vista, California.

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Rey Manaj is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, Piacenza Calcio 1919, U.S. Cremonese, U.C. Sampdoria, Albania national under-19 football team, Albania national under-21 football team, and Albania national football team. Rey was born on February 24th, 1997 in Lushnjë. Rey is also known as Rej and Rei.

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Rey was born on June 24th, 1984 in Tijuana. Rey is also known as Hijo De Rey Misterio and El.

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Rey Maualuga is an athlete. He was most prominent from 2009 to present. Rey was born on January 20th, 1987 in Fort Sill.

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Rey Valera is a manila sound musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, electric bass guitar, piano, keyboards, and Electronic keyboard. His ongoing career started in 1977. Rey was given the name Reynaldo Valera Guardiano on May 4th, 1954.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rey

Lana Del Rey is a baroque pop, dream pop, independent music, rock music, and trip hop musician. She holds the title Kill Kill" and Million Dollar Man". Her ongoing career started in 2005. Lana was given the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21st, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lana is also known as Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, and Lana Del Ray.

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Sara Del Rey is a wrestler. Sara was born on November 13th, 1980 in Martinez, California.

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Margo Rey is a pop music, jazz, and bossa nova singer-songwriter and musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Margo was given the name Margarita Reymundo on October 18th, 1966 in Acapulco. Margo is also known as Margo Reymundo.

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Fernando Rey was an actor. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1994. Fernando was given the name Fernando Casado Arambillet on September 20th, 1917 in A Coruña. He left this life on March 9th, 1994.

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H.A. Rey was a writer. H.A. was given the name Hans Augusto Reyersbach on September 16th, 1898. He breathed his last breath on August 26th, 1977.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 0 5
1916 7 0 7
1917 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1920 8 0 8
1921 5 0 5
1922 5 0 5
1923 11 0 11
1924 6 0 6
1925 9 0 9
1926 6 0 6
1927 8 0 8
1928 14 0 14
1929 10 0 10
1930 6 0 6
1931 14 0 14
1932 13 0 13
1933 13 0 13
1934 10 0 10
1935 8 0 8
1937 10 0 10
1938 15 0 15
1939 6 0 6
1940 11 0 11
1941 7 0 7
1942 12 0 12
1943 15 0 15
1944 8 0 8
1945 16 0 16
1946 18 0 18
1947 8 0 8
1948 17 0 17
1949 22 0 22
1950 20 0 20
1951 19 0 19
1952 24 0 24
1953 28 0 28
1954 21 0 21
1955 30 0 30
1956 32 0 32
1957 32 0 32
1958 41 0 41
1959 49 0 49
1960 54 0 54
1961 51 0 51
1962 46 0 46
1963 56 0 56
1964 51 0 51
1965 37 0 37
1966 26 0 26
1967 40 0 40
1968 36 0 36
1969 45 0 45
1970 45 0 45
1971 51 0 51
1972 53 0 53
1973 46 0 46
1974 53 0 53
1975 50 0 50
1976 52 0 52
1977 48 0 48
1978 50 0 50
1979 59 0 59
1980 46 0 46
1981 70 0 70
1982 53 0 53
1983 60 0 60
1984 60 0 60
1985 70 0 70
1986 75 0 75
1987 65 0 65
1988 78 0 78
1989 80 0 80
1990 98 0 98
1991 112 0 112
1992 90 0 90
1993 109 0 109
1994 101 0 101
1995 113 0 113
1996 119 0 119
1997 120 0 120
1998 137 0 137
1999 149 0 149
2000 151 0 151
2001 155 0 155
2002 175 0 175
2003 173 0 173
2004 170 0 170
2005 199 0 199
2006 236 0 236
2007 215 0 215
2008 247 0 247
2009 231 0 231
2010 248 0 248
2011 212 0 212
2012 225 0 225
2013 227 0 227
2014 245 0 245
2015 239 0 239
2016 317 63 254

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Popularity of Rey as a first name

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Popularity of Rey as a last name

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Common last names for Rey

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rey U.S.
  White 29.40% 64.26%
  African American 4.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 60.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rey

People with the last name Rey are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rey

  • What name lists does Rey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rey? Rey is the 3,042nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rey was the 4,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,053 babies born with the first name Rey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rey to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rey is Friday, November 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Rey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rey was in 2016 with a total of 254 babies.
  • Random Rey Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rey is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Rey: Your name in reverse order is Yer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,074 people with the last name Rey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Rey as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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