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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.

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

For more information, see also the related girl name Ina.

There are 2 masculine forms of Regina: Reginald and Regino.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Regina, Reyna, Reina, Raina, Ina, Regan, Gina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raina, Regan, Gina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Aegina, Rexana, Rexina, Rexine, Rosina and Rozina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Regina.