What does Regis mean?
Regis \r(e)-gis\ as a boys' name is pronounced REE-jis. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Regis is "kingly". French surname used as given name. There are Catholic schools called "Regis" (the king here refers to Jesus). Familiar today due to TV morning show host Regis Philbin of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee".
Regis is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#10312 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Regis for boys. Regis entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #667 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)