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Names That Mean Queen

JunoHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen of the heavens"
  • Description:

    Juno is an ancient name that feels as fresh as if it had been minted — well, not yesterday, but in 2007. Since the release of the popular indie film Juno, this lively but strong o-ending Roman goddess name has become more and more prominent as a potential baby name — Coldplay's Will Champion chose Juno for one of his twins (whose brother is the kingly Rex).

RhiannonHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "divine queen"
  • Description:

    Most of us had never heard this lovely Welsh name with links to the moon until we heard the 1976 smash hit Fleetwood Mac song of that name, with lyrics by Stevie Nicks. That same year it popped onto the U.S. Top 1000 at Number 593.

RainaHeart

  • Origin:

    Slavic and German variation of Regina
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Strong and solid, with a touch of foreign intrigue, it's the most popular of the rain-related names, with a variety of pronunciations—RAY-na, rah-EE-na, or RY-na. Alternate spellings Reyna and Rayna currently rank higher in the US.

TianaHeart

  • Origin:

    Slavic
  • Meaning:

    "fairy queen"
  • Description:

    Tiana gained a lot of popularity after Disney bestowed this pretty name upon its first African-American princess. Although it has declined in usage over recent years, Tiana’s connections to dainty Tatiana, Christiana and Bastiana should see it in continued usage for a while to come

MorriganHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "phantom queen"
  • Description:

    The mythological Morrigan was the ancient goddess of war, often symbolized by a crow. Besides being a name, this is also used as a proper noun preceded by an article: the Morrigan, defined as a monster in female form. The meaning of Morrigan has been related to both terror and greatness. While some relate the name to Morgan of the Arthurian legends, Morrigan and Morgan are actually unrelated.

ReinaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish, Yiddish or Japanese
  • Meaning:

    "queen; pure; wise"
  • Description:

    An appellation for the Virgin Mary, "Queen of the apostles." After three years off the US popularity charts, Reina rejoined the list in 2014, though it lags behind alternate spellings Raina, Rayna, and Reyna. It is also used in Yiddish and in Japanese.

ReginaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    A classic name with regal elegance--Queen Victoria, like other queens, had Regina appended to her name. She was a Top 100 name in the 1960s.

RaineyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name or diminutive of Regina, Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Has an old-time country feeling, perhaps due to Ma Rainey, considered the "Mother of the Blues". This is the most popular spelling of the name, given to about 50 girls last year, with half as many called Rainy and a quarter named Rainie, the spelling used by Andie MacDowell for her now-grown daughter.

QueenieHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Wisecracking waitress name stuck in the luncheonette. Started as nickname for girls named Regina -- queen in Latin -- now mostly a canine choice.

RaineHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Attracted attention as the stepmother of Princess Diana.

ReineHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    This regal French name is a descendant of the Latin Regina, as is the Spanish Reina. Reine is also a male name in Scandinavia.

DioneHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "divine queen"
  • Description:

    In Greek mythology the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus, and also one of Saturn's moons; this is an astral name quite distinct from the better known Dionne.

MalkaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Nonbiblical Hebrew name used as an affectionate nickname since the Middle Ages.

MalikaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "master"
  • Description:

    Malika is an attractive multi-cultural name--it is also a pet form of Amalia in Hungary.

RainyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name or diminutive of Regina, Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    The Rainy spelling puts this name firmly in word name territory, with a somewhat-gloomy image. Rainey is the most popular spelling of the name, given to about 50 girls last year, with half as many called Rainy and a quarter named Rainie, the spelling used by Andie MacDowell for her now-grown daughter.

ProserpineHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "to emerge"
  • Description:

    Proserpine is the Roman equivalent of the goddess Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld in Greek myth.

ReggieHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Regina
  • Meaning:

    "queen"
  • Description:

    Boyish short form updates older name.

ReinetteHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "little queen"
  • Description:

    Reinette was the childhood nickname of Madame La Pompadour, perhaps a cute short form for Regina or Reina but hardly worthy of the full name on the birth certificate today.

KetevanHeart

  • Origin:

    Georgian
  • Meaning:

    "queen of the house"
  • Description:

    Georgian variant of Katayun, sometimes used as a Georgian form of Katherine. Diminutives include Keti, Keto and Ketino. This is the birth name of British-Georgian musician Katie Melua.

AntineaHeart

  • Origin:

    French after the Greek name for the Queen of Atlantis
  • Description:

    In Pierre Benoit's novel, Antinea is a beautiful and charming queen with a hideous secret: She has a cave wall with 120 niches carved into it, one for each of her lovers. Only 53 have been filled; when all 120 have been filled, Antinea will sit atop a throne in the centre of the cave and rest forever.