Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Rex

Rex comes from Latin rex meaning “king” derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). Rex is also an English surname, either derived from the given name or as a variant spelling of Ricks, a topographic name for someone who lived near where rushes or reeds grew.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Female forms:

  • Rexa (English)
  • Regina (English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman)
  • Regena (English)
  • Regine (German, Norwegian)
  • Reina (Spanish)
  • Régine (French)

 

 

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