What does Regis mean?
Regis [reg-is] 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".
(male) Regris, Rexis, ..
(female) Regisah, Regissa, .. Middle name pairings:
Regis Johnpaul (R.J.), ..
How popular is Regis?
Regis is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#11864 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Regis for boys. Regis entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #710 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Algis, Bemis, Bevis, Denis▼, Kevis, Lewis▼, Lexis, Rees, Reg, Regan, Regen, Reggie▼, Reggy, Regin, Reginn, Regino, Rei, Reid▲, Reis, Remi, Remie, Remus, Reyes and Tevis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Regis.See names in meaning and etymology.