What does Regina mean?
Regina \r(e)-gi-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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ina.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Regina for girls. Regina reached its peak rank of #84 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #525. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Regina and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Regina (#525 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Reyna (#718 in 2014), Reina (#934), Raina (#960), Regan, Ina and Gina. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.3446%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1233%, down 64.2%), with the versions Regan, Raina, Ina, Gina and Regina becoming somewhat dated. Reyna (#718) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)