Rey name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rey mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rey

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from the United States and India agree the name Rey means "King" and is of Spanish origin.
  2. According to a user from Oklahoma, U.S., the name Rey is of Spanish origin and means "King in Spanish".
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International Interest
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Multiple origins; in most cases borrowed from Spanish Rey.

  1. A surname​.

Rey was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Rey

Notable Persons Named Rey

Rey Mysterio

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


Rey Manaj

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.

Rey Horus

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

Rey Maualuga

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

Rey Valera

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rey

Lana Del 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.


Sara Del Rey

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

Margo Rey

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.

Fernando Rey

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.

H.A. Rey

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.

  • Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey
    Military Person
  • Alvino Rey
  • Lester del Rey
  • Dr. Robert Rey
    Plastic Surgeon
  • Jean Rey
    President of the European Commission
  • Vincent Rey
  • José Manuel Rey
    Soccer Player
  • Félix María Calleja del Rey
    60th Viceroy of New Spain
  • Florián Rey
    Film Director
  • Marc-Michel Rey
  • Alain Rey
  • Phlegeton
  • Louis Emmanuel Rey
  • Leo Rey

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rey

  • What name lists does Rey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rey? Rey is the 2,920th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,151 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 2018 with a total of 314 babies.
  • Random Rey Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rey is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 15 babies in California have the same name in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Rey: The name spelled backwards is Yer. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rey. 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.
  • Rey name meaning

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