Gender: Female Pronunciation: RAY-gan or REE-gan Meaning of Regan: "little king" Origin of Regan: Irish

Regan Origin and Meaning

The name Regan is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little king".

Like somewhat more popular twin sister Reagan, this vibrant last-name-first Irish choice makes a strong, straightforward option.

She does have a couple of downsides though. Regan entered the girls' list in 1974 – one year after the horror flick The Exorcist featured the demonically possessed Regan MacNeill. And before that, Regan was one of the faithless daughters in Shakespeare's King Lear.

But putting all that aside – and you can – Regan makes a worthy successor to the overused Welsh Megan.

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Reagan, Reagann, Regin, Reagin, Regyn, Reghan


Elizabeth Rose Says:


I've only ever heard it pronounced REE-gin.

ziggywiggy Says:


I've heard both RAY-ggin and REH-ggin. At least that's how it's said in my area :)

Zelliew Says:


I like Teagan too

MyAccount Says:


How's it pronounced? RAY-ggin? REE-ggin? REH-ggin?

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Not normally the type of name I'd go for - but it's quite sweet, actually. It sounds nicer than Tegan IMO, it has a much softer sound because of the R.

indiefendi2 Says:


Regan from King Lear was awful. The opposite of what I'd want a daughterto be. I love Tegan though.

raevynstar Says:


Cute. I'd say it RAY-gin or REE-.gin.