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What does Reginald mean?

Reginald Pronunciation of Reginald [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.

Associated with: advisor (counsel), popular (famous), britain (england), 19th century, judge, theologian (philosopher).


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.

Affiliated boy names: Ragnar, Raines and Ren.

4 more relations via Reynold, Ronald: Ranald, Renaldo, Renauld and Reynald.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Reginald?

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)

Reginald reached its apex rank of #132 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #875 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reginald name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ronald (#433 the previous year), Rene (#813), Reynaldo (#1112), Reynold, Rinaldo, Reynolds, Renaldo, Reinaldo, Regina, Reinhold, Ren, Reggie and Renato are the popular related forms of Reginald (#875 the previous year). Other forms, like Renauld, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Reginald was common among parents in the 1940s (adoption of 1.98%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.07%, 96%), with versions such as Rene becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reginald, Reggie, Regina, Reinaldo, Reinhold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ren, Renaldo, Renato, Rene, Reynaldo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reynold, Reynolds, Rinaldo, Ronald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reginald and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnald, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernold (see Bernal), Derald, Donald, Dugald, Eginard (see Eginhard), Fernald, Furnald, Gerald, Gerrald, Jerald, Jerrald, Mcdonald, Rainart, Rainhard, Raynaldo, Raynard, Read, Regan, Regen, Reginn, Regis, Regner, Reid, Reilly, Reinart, Reiner, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Reinier, Renado, Renard, Renardo, Renat, Rendall, Rennard, Reynard, Reynardo, Ricard, Rikard, Riyad, Roald, Ronal, Ronaldo, Roneld, Sewald, Siegwald and Sigwald. These names tend to be less frequently used than Reginald.

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