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What does Regis mean?

Regis Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: surname, king.


Creative forms:
(male) Regris, Rexis, ..

(female) Regda, Regro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Regis Teegan (R.T.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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