[ 1 syll. rey, re-y ] The baby boy name Rey is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is REY- †. Rey is largely used in the Spanish and English languages, and its origin is Latin, Spanish, Old Norse, and Celtic. Spanish origin, English use: It is derived literally from the word 'rey' meaning king.
In addition, Rey is a Spanish variant of the name Rex (English, French, and German).
Rey is also a Spanish variant of the name Ronald (English and Scottish).
Rey is also an English and Spanish variant of the name Roy (English, Dutch, French, German, and Scottish).
Rey is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of sporadic use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.016% of baby boys were given the name Rey. Its ranking then was #751. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Rey, Ronald was the most widely used. It was 85% more commonly used than Rey in that year. In the past century Rey has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Rey: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"