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Regan 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 name Regina.
Baby names that sound like Regan are Regine and Regena.
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Popularity of Regan
Regan is a very popular first name for women (#2091 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2067 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Regan for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Regan with its variant forms and related girl baby names.