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My husband’s name ("Rex") has meant "King" in Latin at least since the reign of Lucius Tarquinus Superbus in 509 BCE!
tiaparker  2/7/2005
Rex is Bree's husband on Desperate Housewives.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2005
Two famous Canadians with this name are Rex Murphy and Rex Goudie. Both men hail from Newfoundland, Canada.
Scion  3/1/2006
Actor Rex Harrison is a famous bearer of the name. It's also a very popular name for dogs for many decades which has spoiled this beautiful name for me. There's a German TV series named "Komissar Rex" about a German Shepherd Dog.
Natima  3/10/2006
I always think of Rex as that green dinosaur on Toy Story 2, but that's just me...
Miamaya  4/29/2006
Despite the negative reception of this name on the 'ratings,' I think this is one of the best names for a boy. It's simple and understated, yet still has a strong meaning and originality.
khaotickharma  5/19/2006
"Rex" is the name of the police dog from the Austrian series "Kommissar Rex".
iva_toneva  5/24/2006
I love this name and would probably use it if it wasn't for the dog associations I assume people would make. Such a shame.
KMF  10/12/2006
King Henry the Eighth used to sign his name Henrius Rex, or Henry the King. My parents were thinking of Rex for my little brother, I like it.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, there's a martial arts teacher named Rex. He is the inventor of "Rex-Kwon-Do." Ha ha. I wouldn't name my son Rex for this reason alone.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
The quarterback for the Chicago Bears is named Rex Grossman.
zmzssa  1/14/2007
I think this name is interesting. I like it.
zmzssa  1/14/2007
I personally think this name is beautiful, shame about the connection with it being a dog's name.
Luangi  4/30/2007
This name belongs to a dog and a dog only.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2007
I disagree that Rex is suitable only for a dog. I think it's a very handsome name, and any boy would be lucky to receive the name Rex rather than Joshua, Justin, Michael, or Jacob, which are nice names but way overused.
queenv  10/1/2007
I simply don't like this name for a person. For a dog maybe, but not for someone. Makes me think of tyrannosaurus rex.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2008
I like it, Rex always reminds me of Mardi Gras, since Rex is considered "The King of Carnival".
― Anonymous User  2/10/2008
I have a cousin named Rex. He is sometimes called 'T' as in the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex. I would personally never name a child Rex. It sounds more like a nickname or a name for a pet. Being called 'Dino' or 'T Rex' might get old, so consider thinking twice before naming a child this.
GuessWho  2/10/2008
Rex Hunt is a famous Australian television personality who hosts his own fishing program, and a former professional Australian rules football player.
Ade  4/9/2008
Rex Gascoigne is a character in George Eliot's novel 'Daniel Deronda.'
Kate  4/10/2008
Rex is my name and I wouldn't trade it for nothing. Call it a dog's name or whatever you may, nonetheless it is one that is uncommon and unique making it very hard to forget. The name Rex itself has been a social aid since kindergarden to this day. And only recently in the last of my high school years has this dawned on me. Long Live the Rexx.
kingrexx  5/2/2008
Rex Racer is the older brother of Speed Racer in the new movie based on the anime of the same title.
Jeana Bradbury  5/11/2008
Wasted on a dog.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2008
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had planned to name the boy twin Rex but changed it to Knox, which may be a reference to Archibald Knox or Pitt's late grandfather.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2008
Rex Bell, the western actor. He was married to Clara Bow.
welovejamesarness  8/19/2008
Rex Raptor, a character from Yu-Gi-Oh. A dinosaur pun, obviously.
TCFW23  8/23/2008
T. Rex, glam rock band from the early 70's, lead singer Marc Bolan. Famous songs include "Children of the Revolution" and "Cosmic Dancer."
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/26/2008
Captain Rex is a Clone Trooper who serves under Anakin Skywalker & Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Lady_Skywalker  3/14/2009
Sounds like the owner must be a dog instead of a human.
bananarama  7/5/2009
"Rex Kramer" is a character name in Zucker films.

Most famous for Robert Stack's performance of confidence and quintessential calm-nerved masculinity, Capt. Rex Kramer, from the film "Airplane!"
pennypacker  5/31/2010
Somebody with this name would get rhyming jokes about sex.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2011
I can't believe this is ranked #705 in the US... Did they get this one mixed up with popular dogs names or something?!
― Anonymous User  4/21/2012
This is my name and I like it a lot. I'd say about the only downside for me is that people are constantly accidently calling my dog Rex, and half the time they don't even realize it. His name is Sarge so it's not even very close. Just a reaction since Rex is associated with a canine's name these days, I suppose.
kingjustice  3/1/2013
Max is fine for a person. Rex, however... Is not.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2013
Rex is a strong but fun, very masculine, individual name. I can’t believe the ignorant comments about it sounding like a dog’s name! Get a grip…most people’s names can now be used for dogs- Archie, Jess, Lucy, Oliver, Emily- a few dogs names I’ve heard of far more common human names.. but funnily enough- not Rex!
People are so small minded and old fashioned its unbelievable. I love this name for a baby, boy and a man. Don’t be afraid to be different, there are more than enough Thomas, Johns and David’s in the world.
JGal1  6/4/2013
There's a reason why names like John, David, and Thomas are so popular. They're classic. And I personally would highly respect someone who named their child john, David, or Thomas, especially today. In all honesty Rex isn't that bad of a name, but I have to say I probably wouldn't respect it as much as The aforementioned names. But it's still nice.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2013
It's quirky, cool, strong & different. So much more interesting than the Johns & David's of the world, why are people so afraid to stand out from the norm?! Very cute for a baby and hot on a grown man.
NAMEATHON  6/17/2013
Rex "The Rexpert" De Jaager is a popular local Disc Jockey in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is the owner of Tidewater DJs.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2014
The name is so flexible, one can create fun nonsensical words like "Rexcited" "Rexpert" "Rexel" "Rexist" "Rexic" "Rexon" "Rexam" just to list a few.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2014
I know there have been men with the first name Rex (film critic Rex Reed, mystery writer Rex Stout), and I know it's Latin for "king." Nonetheless, like most people, I think of it primarily as a dog's name and would therefore never name a child that.
JamesK  11/11/2014
What a shame some people feel the need to refer to names as a "dogs name"! There are 1000000s of dogs, all with 1000s of names, including our poodle, James! Rex to me is strong, individual, different, fun and masculine. You only need to look at Fearne Cotton, of the most stylish, beautiful ladies around and know she chose the name Rex for her little boy. Love!
MollyMinni  12/4/2014
Love, Love, Love this name. It's: unique, strong, cool, individual, positive, upbeat, quirky, wise. On a boy this is the cutest and on a man seriously cool. If I ever have a son, he will be called Rex. Could never imagine calling my son something you wouldn't even think "oooh that's interesting/different" about, you are setting them up to conform, be average, don't be afraid to stand out people!
Summers69  3/31/2015
Rex is a lovely name, that fact can never change.
rexcity  4/10/2015
Generator Rex is an American animated TV series.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2015
Rex is an awesome, handsome, unique, badass name! :D.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2015
My name is Rex and I am a girl. Actually I'm a grown woman. All my life I've heard all the dog comments and frankly I don't care. I was named after my amazing father. I've always loved my name and people never forget your name once they find out. Not many of us female Rex's out there.
girl named Rex  1/1/2016
My nickname is Rex, my friend gave me that in middle school. I haven't found another one around using this name but already got loads of jokes from colleagues coming from EU for the famous Germany TV series and the hero dog. But I kind of quite like it for its cool and wise impression that it gave me, which is also an extension of my personality.
bobo2048  2/28/2016
Although I like the name I can't help but think it's the exact name a middle aged man who hates his job and life in general so he drinks too much bourbon and beats his wife and kids every day would have.
Trump2016  7/27/2016
Sorry but the name Rex is in the word Anorexic... anoREXic.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2016
How many of you have actually met a dog named Rex? My son loves his name. He knows it means "King." He loves that we have signs that say "Tyrannosaurs Rex Xing" in his room. He was the only boy in preschool that could spell and write his name without help. It is a cool, strong name. He is doing TaeKwonDo so he does get the Rexkwondo a lot but he thinks it is great and laughs it off (we need to show him the movie) I am glad so many of you will not name your kid Rex, keeps it original, unique, and cool. Keep your Haydens, Kaydens, and Aydens, I wouldn't even name my dog that!
walkable lemon  9/7/2016
In my honest opinion, the name REX (Rexie) is a great name for a "bird hunting dog"... I have had two uplandbird hunting dogs that I named Rex and it worked out quite well:
REASONS:... Easy to yell (when necessary);. Depending on inflection, one can convey praise, displeasure or anger. It also just seems "to fit" a well trained hunting dog.
Montana Griz  12/6/2016
Rex Tillerson, the 69th United States Secretary of State.
mdo19  3/2/2017
Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, an one of Trump's ship of fools.
Cedar  3/30/2017
My last name is REX. Very simple and beautiful. Though often misspelled. Only for a dog... not so much.
MissRex  4/26/2017
Typhoon Rex (1998) was a category 4 super typhoon that stayed at sea.
XYKLONE  12/15/2017
Rex means king, for a male and a ruler. I like it.
lamsonehianre  1/10/2018

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