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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
One of the uglier Japanese names. I'm sure weeaboos would like to use it on their son since they watched that trashy yaoi anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (just typing the name of that show makes me cringe)
-- TyrannosaurusRegina  12/25/2015
In Fatal Frame 3 one of the three characters you play as is Rei Kurosawa.
-- miyamosuiren  1/23/2016

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