Regina

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Gender: F Meaning of Regina: "queen" Origin of Regina: Latin Regina's Popularity in 2013: #574

A classic name with regal elegance--Queen Victoria, like other queens, had Regina appended to her name. Now ranking at Number 574, she was a Top 100 name in the 1960s.

St. Regina was a third century virgin martyr and her name was originally bestowed on girls in the Middle Ages, but it is used by modern Roman Catholics more because Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven) is one of the Virgin Mary's titles. Often found in literature, Regina Engstrand plays a role in Ibsen's Ghosts, Regina Giddens is the central character in Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes and Regina Durham appears in Gore Vidal's novel The Judgement of Paris; more recently she was a mean girl in the movie Mean Girls. Regina is the birth name of actress Jenna Fisher.

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Famous People Named Regina

Saint Regina, French virgin-martyr
Regina, concubine of Charlemagne and mother of two of his children
Regina Marie "Jenna" Fischer, American actress
Regina (born Irena Jalšovec), Slovenian singer
Regina Belle, American singer/actress
Regina Resnik, American opera singer
Regina Carter, American jazz violinist
Regina Marcia Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General
Regina Ilyinichna Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter
Regina Aparecida "Queen" Saraiva, Brazilian pop singer
Regina Aleksandrovna Kulikova, Russian tennis player
Regina King, American actress
Regina Hall, American actress
Regina Ip, Hong Kong politician
Regina Taylor, American actress
Regina Leininger, settler carried off by Indians
Regina M. Anderson, American playwright
Regina Brett, American journalist and author
(Verla) Eileen (Regina) Brennan, American actress
Regina Sarfaty Rickless, American operatic mezzo-soprano
Regina Leigh and Regina Nicks, singers in American country duo Regina and Regina
Regina Protmann, beatified German nun
Regina Richards, American pop singer
Regina Cassandra, Indian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Regina

Regina Hubbard Giddens, main character in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes (1939)
Regina Durham, character in Gore Vidal's "The Judgement of Paris"
Regina Engstrand, character in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts"
Regina George, character in the movie "Mean Girls"
Regina Mills, character on TV's "Once Upon a Time"
Regina Berry, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Regina 'Reggie' Kostas, character on TV's "Becker"
Regina Phalange, pseudonym used by Phoebe on TV's "Friends"
Regina Vasquez, character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
Regina/Toypurnia, mother of Zorro in Isabel Allende's novel Zorro (2005)
Regina "Reggie" Rocket, character in animated series "Rocket Power"
Regina Curtis, character in video game "Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk"
Regina Rich, character in the Richie Rich series
Regina "Regine" Hunter, character on TV's "Living Single"
Regina, main character of the video game series Dino Crisis
"Regina," opera by Albert Lortzing and its main character
Regina, Latin title for a regnant queen
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (pronounced Re-JYE-na)
Regina "Reggie" Lampert, Audrey Hepburn's charcter in 1963 comedy-mystery film "Charade"

Raina, Raine, Reggi, Reggie, Reggy

Regina's International Variations

Régine, Reinette, Regan, Reine, Regia (French) Reinhilda, Gina, Reinhilde (German) Rani (Hindi) Rana, Rania (Norse) Rane (Norwegian) Ina (Polish) Reina, Reyna (Spanish)

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