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In Sailor Moon a mean girl who later becomes Sailor Mars is named Rei. She has the power of fire so don't get burned!
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2005
Hino Rei, also known as Sailor Mars, has her given name (Rei) in katakana, and not kanji.
-- snuffpot  6/6/2008
Japanese form of either "Ray" or "Rey".
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2005
A girl in the anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is named Rei, and the name is also of the male lead in the manga "Mars."
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2005
Famous bearer is Reiko Asakawa, the twenty-something divorcee heroine of the Japanese horror films RINGU (Played by Nanako Matsushima).
-- Cardwitch  12/10/2005
Pronounced R-ay.
-- Cardwitch  12/10/2005
Can also mean "clear" or "beautiful" or "intelligent/wise". Just as "Rei", they can be male or female.

Some names that contain "Rei":

-- abbasdaughter  12/27/2005
"Rei" is the name of a character from the anime/manga "Neon Genesis Evangelion".
-- blueshinra  2/16/2006
Rei can also mean "cold" or "cool".
-- Kurisutaru  6/30/2006
Reiko is a popular name in Japan. It combines Rei with ko (child). I think Rei and it's variations are lovely.
-- ckb  7/14/2006
The beautiful Reiko Aylesworth is an actress on the hit TV show 24.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I think this name means beautiful and I also agree with the Japanese meaning, worship. I think this name is amazing, I don't know why.
-- im_a_writer  8/9/2006
Actually, it means SPIRIT in Japanese.
-- mackrelsophist  10/16/2006
Rei is the name of the main character in the popular mystery series by Sujata Messey.
-- teenrobo3  6/20/2007
A common kanji character for this name means "respect" or "propriety."
-- Dray  10/23/2008
Can also mean Spirit.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2009
I think one of the other meanings is "zero" although I'm not sure.
-- GreekMythology  1/30/2009
Rei can also mean 'Spirit', and I'm fairly certain that this was the meaning intended for Rei Hino/Sailor Mars.
-- Crystal Starlight  8/2/2009
Rei was also used a boy's name in Ancient Japan (aka Nippon).
-- NiftySasha  5/9/2011
Most Reis I've seen actually use 玲, not the characters listed. 玲 means "jade". [noted -ed]
-- EstherTester  1/1/2013
Rei Ryugazaki is a male character from the anime Free!
-- daimcdonald  8/3/2015

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