Meaning and name origin
Regan \r(e)-gan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Regina.
Regan is a very popular first name for females (#2091 out of 4276, Top 49%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2067 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Regan for girls. Regan reached its highest rank of #390 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Regan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Reagan (#106), Raegan (#321), Regina (#525) and Regan. (2014 statistics).