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pinWhat does Regan mean?

Regan /re-gan/ as a girls' name (also used 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Regina.

Kreatif forms: Reganna, Rigan, Rugan. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Regan for girls. Regan entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #390 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 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), Reagan (#106) and Regina (#525) are the prominent related forms of Regan. Usage of these forms of Regan was at its most widespread a decade ago (average #421) and is almost as widespread today (#488, 12% less), but with forms such as Regan becoming less trendy. Regina is the all-time favorite, although Raegan appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Regan, Raegan, Reagan, Regina in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby 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.