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|Pronunciation||similar to the English word "ray"|
|Word/name||Hebrew and Japanese|
|Meaning||Japanese: Different depending on the kanji used
Hebrew: my shepherd; my companion; my friend
|Region of origin|
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- In Japanese, Rei can have different meanings depending on the kanji used.
- In Hebrew, the name Rei (רעי Re`iY) originates in biblical texts which mean "my shepherd; my companion; my friend".
- In Hebrew, the word 'Rei' can be used for (or by) either gender, while in Japanese, Rei is generally only a given name for females. Rei can also be used as a surname.
Possible writings in Japanese
- 麗, "lovely"
- 霊, "spirit"
- 例, "example"
- 霊, "ghost"
- 零, "zero"
- 麗, "elegance"
- 玲, "jade"
- 玲, "exquisite, clever, sound of jewels"
- 麗, "beautiful"
- 令, "rule, order"
- 礼, "etiquette, bow, gratitude"
- 怜, "wise"
- 鈴, "small bell"
- 嶺, "peak, summit"
- 黎, "black, dark, many"
- 澪, "water route, shipping canal"
- 励, "encourage"
- レイ, Rei written in katakana
- れい, Rei written in hiragana
- Rei (רעי), one of those who retained their allegiance to King David when Adonijah rebelled: 1 Kings 1:8
- Rei Berroa, a Dominican-American poet, university professor, literary and cultural critic, and translator
- Rei Hiroe (広江 礼威, born 1972), Japanese manga artist
- Rei Igarashi (大濱 貴子, born 1963), Japanese actress and voice actress
- Rei Kawakubo (川久保 玲, born 1942), Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons
- Rei Kikukawa (菊川 怜, born 1978), Japanese actress, model and television presenter
- Rei Mikamoto (三家本 礼), Japanese horror manga artist
- Rei Okamoto, (岡本玲, born 1991), Japanese model and actress
- Rei Omishi (臣士れい), Japanese screenwriter and manga author/artist
- Reihaneh "Rei" Safavi-Naini (ريحانه صفوی نائينی), Iranian-born computer science professor
- Rei Sakuma (佐久間 レイ), a Japanese voice actor
- Pelé ("The King" (O Rei)), Brazilian association football player
- Eusébio ("The King" (O Rei)), former Portuguese association football player
- José Fontana (soccer player) (Rei), Brazilian association football player
- Rei (wrestler), Hong Kong professional wrestler
- Rei Ayanami, from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the film The End of Evangelion
- Rei Hasekura, from the light novel series Maria-sama Ga Miteru
- Rei Hino (Sailor Mars), one of the main characters in the Sailor Moon anime and manga series
- Rei Hizuki, a secondary character in Sky Girls
- Rei Kashino, a troubled playboy who is a professional motorcycle racer
- Rei Kurosawa, a 23-year-old freelance photographer from the Fatal Frame video games
- Rei Miyamoto, a survivor in Highschool of the Dead.
- Rei (Breath of Fire character), from Breath of Fire III
- Rei (Fist of the North Star character)
- Rei Tachibana (aka Dynapink), from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
- Rei Toei, from the Bridge trilogy novels
- Rei (Urusei Yatsura character)
- Rei the canine warrior from the PS2 game Ōkami
- Rei Ryghts, a character in the PS3 game Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
- Rei Ryugazaki, from the anime series Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club.
- Rei Ogami from anime and manga series Code Breaker
- Rei Sagara from the anime and manga series Love Stage!!
- Higurashi Rei, the third season of the anime Higurashi When They Cry
- Rei Momo (Carnival character)
- Rei Momo, an album
- Rei vindicatio
- REI, FAA/IATA identifier for Redlands Municipal Airport a public use airport in Redlands, California
- Rei, Portuguese name for a King in Chess
- Radiation Effects in Insulators, an international conference held every second year since 1981
- REI, US retail corporation organized as a consumers' cooperative
- Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology
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