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Gender: M Meaning of Rex: "king" Origin of Rex: Latin Rex's Popularity in 2015: #682

Now that many dogs are named Max, it's safe to use this sleek, sexy, regal name again for your child. And with the charm of its final x, its regal meaning, and its offbeat simplicity, Rex is definitely one to consider.

Coldplay's Will Champion used it for his twin son, and Natascha McElhone gave her little boy the doubly cool appellation Rex Coltrane, and Niki Taylor—intentionally or not—gave her son the full name of the British My Fair Lady star, Rex Harrison. Rex ("Sexy Rexy") Harrison was actually christened Reginald. And quite fittingly, Rex is name of a dinosaur in Toy Story.

Other options: the French version Regis or the literal King.

Famous People Named Rex

Rex Harrison, English actor
Rex Grossman, American NFL football player
Rex Hadnot, American NFL football player
Rex Murphy, Canadian newscaster
Rex Goudie, Canadian Singer
Rex Ryan, American NFL football Coach
Rex Rayne Wood (2013) son of Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood
Rex Maynard Linn, American actor
Rex Robbins, American character actor of stage and screen
Rex Linn, American actor
Rex Lee, American actor
Rex Todhunter Stout, American detective writer
Rex Harrison Lamar, son of model Niki Taylor

Pop Culture References for the name Rex

Rex Manning, character in the movie Empire Records
Rex DiMera, character on the soap opera Days of Our Lives
Birth name of the original Speed Racer's older brother before he changed it to Racer X
Rex, dinosaur in Toy Story
Rex Van de Kamp, character on TV Show Desperate Housewives
Captain Rex -- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Rex Kyubi, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Reginald "Rex" Bateman, main character in G. A. Henty's, With the Allies to Pekin
Rex The Tyrannosaurus Rex in "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story"
Rex Powers, Robbie Shapiro's puppet/dummy in popular TV show Victorious