Gender: Female Meaning of Regina: "queen" Origin of Regina: Latin Regina's Popularity in 2019: #420

Regina Origin and Meaning

The name Regina is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "queen".

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.

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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Rank in US: #420

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Famous People Named Regina

Pop Culture References for the name Regina

Raina, Reggy, Raine, Reggie, Reggi

Regina's International Variations

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


clairels Says:


The city in Canada is also known as Reg-EYE-na.

Daiseymae Says:


You are right that they mostly would use the "ra-gee-nah" pronunciation.

Leah_ Says:


Omg I love Regina Spektor!

Daiseymae Says:


You are right.

Mhill46 Says:


I think it's such a well-established name it wouldn't be a huge problem.

Leah_ Says:


That's true. I never thought about the pronunciation that rhymes with the body part until I saw it on NB. I think the name would be pretty safe to use in the United States because most people haven't heard the pronunciation reg-eye-na

Daiseymae Says:


People still can be mean about it It isn't a bad name.

Leah_ Says:


All the women named Regina that I know pronounce it "re-jean-a" instead of "rug-eye-nah"

Daiseymae Says:


Too close to a body part. The child might be made fun of in school.

NameLover 11 Says:


I think of Regina (aka the evil queen) fromt he show Once Upon A Time. I do like the nickname Gina.

Netta5187 Says:


Lovely name!

ValentinaV.S. Says:


I agree! She's awesome.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Stylish and attractive

Hamilton Says:


It's usually pronounced 'reg EYE na' when used in a queen's title.

Regina27Joe Says:


I think I love my name Regina it makes me feel confident and not a mean girl

Michaela Says:


Regina Spektor is a perfect namesake, to me. I honestly wouldn't mind naming a future kid after her!

Lil Says:


Not when pronounced correctly (like Re-jean-ah...) See my comment.

Lil Says:


My mom's name, pronounced Rih-jean-ah. It's a beautiful name... that said, NOBODY pronounces it "reg EYE na". I promise.

farmergirl Says:


My aunt's name. It's pronounced re-GENE-uh.

Zelliew Says:


It's not a popular name. I do like the variation Gina.

eveyalecia Says:


I used to really like this name, but now all I can think of is the Mean Girl.

wavygirl Says:


sounds SO wrong...

unicornluvgirl Says:


Beautiful, elegant name