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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.


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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Regan name in U.S.

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

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).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reagan, Regan 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.