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What does Regina mean?

Regina Pronunciation of Regina [regi-na] as a girls' name is pronounced re-JEEN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Regina is "queen". Appeared at the end of the Victorian era, possibly because Her Majesty was often known as Victoria Regina. May also be used as reference to the Virgin Mary, Regina Coelis, "Queen of the Heavens". Nightclub founder Régine; track celebrity Regina Jacobs.

Associated with: queen, victorian (medieval), virgin, heavens.


Regina has 21 variants: Gina, Raina, Raine, Regan, Regeena, Regena, Reggi, Reggie, Regine, Reginette, Reginia, Reginna, Reina, Reine, Reinetta, Reinette, Rejine, Reyna, Rina, Riona and Rionagh.

Affiliated girl name: Ina.

2 masculine forms: Reginald and Regino.

Creative forms:
(female) Ragina, Regira, ..

(male) Regimi, Regira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Regina Brooklynn (R.B.), ..

How popular is Regina?

Regina is a very prominent first name for women (#168 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#16960 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Regina reached its peak rank of #84 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #520. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regina name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Regina (#520 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Reyna (#710 in 2015), Raina (#924), Reina (#952), Regan (#1019), Gina (#1967), Raine, Rina, Reine, Regena, Regine, Reginia and Ina. These relations of Regina were popular as birth names in the 1960s (usage of 0.5%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1%, 82.7%), with versions like Gina becoming somewhat dated. Reyna, Reina and Raina are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regina, Gina, Ina, Raina, Raine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Regan, Regena, Regine, Reginia, Reina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reine, Reyna, Rina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aegina, Betina, Celina, Delina, Devina, Egina, Eugina, Felina, Geina, Gemina, Hugina, Jelina, Jenina, Kenina, Kevina, Leina, Levina, Lexina, Medina, Melina, Negida, Neina, Nerina, Penina, Raegan, Raelina, Ragan, Rasine, Ravina, Reagan, Reanna, Reena, Reghan, Reida, Reita, Remona, Rena, Renisa, Renita, Reubina (see Rubena), Rexana, Rexanna, Rexina, Rexine, Rhegan, Richina, Robina, Rodina, Romina, Rosana, Rosena, Rosina, Rosine, Rowina, Roxana, Roxine, Rozina, Rubina, Rufina, Ruzena, Rylina, Sebina, Selina, Serina, Teina, Terina, Veina, Verina, Vevina, Yemina, Yerina, Zelina and Zenina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Regina.

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