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What does Reg mean?

Reg Pronunciation of Reg as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the name Reg means "ruler's advisor". Reg is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin) and its source form.


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king), advisor (counsel)


RELATED FORMS VIA REGINALD Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Regino, Rene



Reg Jett (R.J.), ..

How popular is Reg?

Reg is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Reginald (#831 VIA LATEST LIST), Rene (#929) and Reggie are the popular alternative forms of Reg (NOT IN TOP 2000). Other forms, like Reggy, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Reg was common among parents during 1960-1969 (USAGE OF 0.2%) and has become much lower since, with versions like Reginald falling out of fashion. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reggie, Reginald, Rene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reg is alike in pronunciation to Rigg and Rog. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Rei, Ren, Reo, Rex and Rey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reg.

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