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see rex


Proper noun

  1. A given name coined in the nineteenth century from Latin rex "king", rarely bestowed on children today.
  2. A popular name for a dog.

See also

Extensive Definition

Rex is the Latin word for "king" (see also King of Rome). Rex is an English male given name.
Rex may also refer to:



Entertainment and arts

  • Rex Beach (1877-1949), American novelist and playwright
  • Rex Smith (1955), American entertainer
  • Rex Stout (1886-1975), American author
  • Rex Hunt (1949), Australian television and radio personality and former football player
  • Rex Murphy (1947), Canadian commentator
  • Rex Navarrete (1969), Filipino American comedian

Film, TV and stage




Fictional dogs

  • Rex, the sheepdog from the 1995 Academy Award winning film Babe

Other fictional characters




See also

  • Oedipus the King (aka Oedipus Rex), a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles
  • Oedipus rex (opera), an opera by Igor Stravinsky
  • REXX (originally named Rex), a computer programming language
  • Rexism, the fascist political movement in Belgium and the ideology of the Rexist Party (officially called Christus Rex'')
  • T.Rex (band), an English rock band
  • R.E.X. Records, a record label
Rex in German: Rex
Rex in French: Rex
Rex in Italian: REX
Rex in Latin: Rex
Rex in Dutch: Rex
Rex in Japanese: レックス
Rex in Norwegian: Rex
Rex in Slovenian: Rex (razločitev)
Rex in Swedish: Rex
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