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Meaning and Name Origin

Regan \r(e)-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.

For more information, see also the related girl name Regina.


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 (#2067 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 the girl name Regan and related names. Prominent related forms of Regan rated in the Top 1000 are Raegan (#321 in 2014), Reagan (#106) and Regina (#525). Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 2007 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Regan and Regina becoming less trendy. Raegan (#321) and Reagan (#106) are two of the more chic names for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Megan, Regena, Regine and Rexana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Regan.