What does Reginald mean?
Reginald \r(e)-gina-ld, regi-nald\ as a boys' name is pronounced REJ-a-nold. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Reginald is "ruler's advisor". From Reginaldus, influenced by Latin Regina meaning "queen". Variant of Reynold and Ronald. Popular in Britain in the 19th century. Actor Judge Reinhold; baseball celebrity Reggie Jackson; theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
Reginald▼ has 37 variants: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie▼, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo▼, Reinaldos, Reinhold▼, Reinold, Reinwald, Renato, Renaud, Renault, Rene▼, Reynaldo▼, Reynaldos, Reynold▼, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo and Ronald▼.
Reginald is a very prominent first name for men (#202 out of 1220, Top 16%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Reginald for boys. Reginald reached its apex rank of #134 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #805 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Reginald and associated names. Ronald (#397 the previous year), Ronnie (#755), Rene (#796), Ronaldo, Ronny, Ron, Reynaldo, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Reggie and Reynold are the popular related forms of Reginald (#805 the previous year). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5186%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1039%, down 80%), with versions such as Reginald, Rene, Ronnie, Ronald and Reynaldo becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)