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What does Regan mean?

Regan [re-gan] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Regan) is pronounced REE-gan, RAY-gun. It is of Gaelic origin. First used as a girl's name in the English-speaking world by Shakespeare as the name for one of the two disloyal princesses in his 1606 tragedy "King Lear". Also possibly surname used as a girl's name.

Associated with: gaelic, princesses, king (queen), surname.


Regan has 5 variants: Raegan, Ragan, Reagan, Reghan and Rhegan.

Affiliated girl name: Regina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Reganna, Regannee, ..

(male) Regand, Reman, ..

How popular is Regan?

Regan is a very prominent first name for females (#2091 out of 4276, Top 49%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1525 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Regan for girls. Regan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #390 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #1073. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Regan outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Regan and related names. Raegan (#321 in 2014), Ragan, Reagan (#106) and Regina (#525) are the prominent related forms of Regan (#1073 in 2014). Usage of these forms of Regan was at its most widespread less than a decade ago (average #757) and has remained as widespread to this day (#805, 6% less usage), but with forms such as Regan becoming less trendy. Regina is the all-time favorite, although Raegan appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regan, Raegan, Ragan, Reagan, Regina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Regan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aeran, Devan, Jean, Lean, Logan, Maegan, Meagan, Meegan, Megan, Meggan, Meghan, Pagan, Rea, Read, Reba, Reda, Regena, Reggi, Regine, Rena, Renae, Renay, Reta, Reva, Rexana, Reya, Reza, Rhyan, Rian, Rowan, Ryan and Sean. These names tend to be less commonly used than Regan.