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What does Reginald mean?

Reginald Pronunciation of Reginald 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH advisor (counsel), popular (famous), britain (england), 19th century, judge, theologian (philosopher)


VARIANTS Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Renato, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Renaud, Renault, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, Reynold, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo, Ronald

SEE ALSO Ragnar, Raines, Ren

RELATIONS VIA REYNOLD, RONALD Ranald, Renaldo, Renauld, Reynald



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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)

Reginald reached its apex rank of #132 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #831 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ronald (#493 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Rene (#929), Reynaldo (#1333), Ren (#1779), Reggie, Regina, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Renaldo, Renato, Reynold, Reynolds and Rinaldo are the popular related forms of Reginald (#831). 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 Reginald becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reginald, Reggie, Regina, Reinaldo, Reinhold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ren, Renaldo, Renato, Rene, Reynaldo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reynold, Reynolds, Rinaldo, Ronald in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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