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Gender: M Meaning of Rex: "king" Origin of Rex: Latin Rex's Popularity in 2016: #632

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

Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison, English actor
Rex Daniel Grossman, American NFL football player
Rex Hadnot, American NFL football player
Rex Murphy, Canadian newscaster
Rex Goudie, Canadian Singer
Rex Ashley Ryan, American NFL football Coach
Rex Maynard Linn, American actor
Rex McNicol Robbins, American character actor
Rex Lee, American actor
Rex Darwin Davis, first director of the U.S. ATF agency
Rex Todhunter Stout, American detective novelist
Rex Russell (b. 2003), son of actress Hetty Baynes and director Ken Russell
Rex Champion (b. 2008), son of drummer Will Champion of Coldplay; twin of sister Juno Champion
Rex Coltrane Kelly (b. 2009), son of actress Natascha McElhone and Martin Kelly
Rex William Wickham (b. 2010), son of English author Sophie Kinsella
Rex Rayne Wood (2013) son of Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood
Rex Harrison Lamar (b. 2011), son of model Niki Taylor and Burney Lamar
Rex (b. 2015), son of actress Lucy Punch

Pop Culture References for the name Rex

Rex Manning, character in the movie Empire Records
Rex DiMera, character on American soap opera Days of Our Lives
Rex Britten, character on TV's "Awake"
Rex aka Racer X, character in anime Speed Racer
Rex, dinosaur in the Toy Story films
Rex Van de Kamp, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Captain Rex, character in 2008 animated television series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Rex Kyubi, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Reginald "Rex" Bateman, main character in G. A. Henty's, With the Allies to Pekin
Rex The Tyrannosaurus Rex, character in "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story"
Rex Powers, Robbie Shapiro's puppet/dummy on TV's "Victorious"
Rex Splode, character in Invincible comics
Oedipus Rex, Latin name for the play by Sophocles