Meaning and name origin
Reginald \r(e)-gina-ld, regi-nald\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie▼, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Renato, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo▼, Reinaldos, Reinhold▼, Reinold, Reinwald, Renaud, Renault, Rene▼, Reynaldo▼, Reynaldos, Reynold▼, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo and Ronald▼.
Reginald is a very popular first name for males (#202 out of 1220, Top 16%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Reginald for boys. Reginald reached its highest rank of #134 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reginald and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ronald (#397), Rene (#796), Reginald (#805), Reynaldo, Reynold, Reinhold, Reinaldo and Reggie. (2014 statistics).