What does Reginald mean?
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.
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▼.Creative forms:
(male) Rodginald, Roginald, ..
(female) Regila, Regira, .. Middle name pairings:
Reginald Allen (R.A.), ..
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)
Shown below is the birth name history of Reginald for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of Reginald and associated 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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.