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Gender: M Meaning of Reginald: "counsel power" Origin of Reginald: English Reginald's Popularity in 2016: #821

Now seen as the chap in the smoking jacket in a 1930s drawing-room comedy, Reginald has actually been on the US popularity list every year since 1880.

A name that was quite common throughout the MIddle Ages, in the modern era Reginald has been associated—in its nickname form—with star athletes like Reggie Jackson and Reggie Bush, plus it's the birth name of Elton John. In literature, Reginald Wilfer is a character in the Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend; Reginald is also the first name of capable and oh-so-proper butler Jeeves in P.G. Wodehouse's books, and, indeed, it still reflects his pompous image.

Famous People Named Reginald

Reginald Pole, last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury
Reginald Heber (1783-1826), hymnist
Reginald Owen, English actor
Reginald Denny, English actor
Reginald Fessenden, Canadian radio pioneer
Reginald Blomfield, English architect
Reginald Maudling, former British Home Secretary
Reginald "R.F." Frank Doherty, English tennis player
Reginald Hudlin, American film producer
Reginald "Reggie" Bush, American NFL football player
Reginald Noble aka Redman, American rapper
Reginald D. Hunter, U.K.-based American comedian
Reginald Quincy "Fieldy" Arvizu, bassist for American rock band Korn
Reginald Kenneth Dwight, birth name of Elton John

Pop Culture References for the name Reginald

Reginald Jeeves, character in P.G. Wodehouse novels
Reginald Bunthorne, character in "Patience" (1881)
Reginald "Rex" Bateman, character in "With the Allies to Pekin" by G. A. Henty
Reginald Front-de-Boeuf, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
Reginald Birch, character in the "Assassin's Creed" series
Reginald Paltry, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series

Reginald's International Variations

Naldo, Renato, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reynaldo (Spanish) Rinaldo (Italian) Reinwald, Reinald (German) Reinhold (Swedish) Raynold, René, Renault, Regnauld, Regnault, Renaud (French) Raghnall (Irish)