Meaning and name origin
Regina \r(e)-gi-na\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ina.
Regina is a very popular first name for females (#168 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14498 out of 88799, Top 16%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Regina for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Regina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Regina (#525), Reyna (#718), Reina (#934), Raina (#960), Ina, Regan and Gina. (2014 statistics).