Rey

Rey - A very unique male name



  Oct 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rey, meaning king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1923 on position #1916. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rey. The baby boy name Rey was given to 170 baby boys in 2012, ranking #923 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,653 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rey peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 811.



Famous with this name

Marķa Rey
Bruno Rey
Adrienne Rey


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Rey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rey is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #465 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,741.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rey is where you live.


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Rey origin and meaning

Rey is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means king. To see famous people named Rey, pop culture references for the name Rey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rey, sorted by popularity.

Roy / Ray / Rory / Rio / Ryu / Ryo / Rui / Rhea / Rei / Royer /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012923
2011955
2010864
2009884
2008887
2007929
2006811
2005887
2004977
2003957
2002886
2001942
2000935
1999966
1998931
1997979
1996942
1995994
19941011
1993965
19921027
1991942
1990921
19891052
19881020
19871022
19861006
19851025
1984979
1983919
19821048
1981913
19801213
19791028
19781017
19771047
1976991
19751016
1974964
1973898
1972950
1971938
19701056
1969884
19681016
1967952
19661665
19651077
1964921
1963832
1962901
1961898
1960951
1959932
1958949
19571036
19561017
19551055
19541163
19531176
19521240
19511272
19501359
19491115
19481281
19461655
19451197
19431470
19391587
19381410
19351669
19271887
19231916

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arizona465
Texas540
California545
Colorado792
Washington794
Florida906
Illinois1047
New Jersey1055
Georgia1173
North Carolina1216
New York1741

Even more about Rey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rey?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rey
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 9,653
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1923
2012 births +170

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