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.
Affiliated girl name: Regina.Creative forms:
(female) Rean, Vengan, ..
(male) Regand, Reman, .. Middle name pairings:
Regan Lillyana (R.L.), ..
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)
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 #1019. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Raegan (#271 in 2015), Ragan, Reagan (#99) and Regina (#520) are the prominent related forms of Regan (#1019 in 2015). Usage of these forms of Regan was at its most widespread in 2015 (average #781), except for forms such as Regan which have become less trendy. Regina is the all-time favorite, although Raegan appears to be gaining favor too.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.