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Gender: Male Meaning of Reginald: "counsel power" Origin of Reginald: English Reginald's Popularity in 2017: #837

The name Reginald is a boy's name of English origin meaning "counsel power". Reginald is ranked #837 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Reginald

Reginald Pole, last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury
Reginald Kenneth Dwight, birth name of Elton John, English singer-songwriter
(John) Reginald Owen, English actor
Reginald Leigh Denny, English actor
Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson, American baseball player
Reginald Lucien Frank Roger "Reggie" Watts, American musician/comedian
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Canadian radio pioneer
Reginald Theodore Blomfield, English architect
Reginald Maudling, former British Home Secretary
Reginald Frank "R.F." Doherty, English tennis player
Reginald Alan "Reggie" Hudlin, American film producer
Reginald Quincy "Fieldy" Arvizu, American bassist for band Korn
Reginald Heber, English Bishop of Calcutta
Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, American NFL football player
Reginald Howard "Reggie" White, American NFL football player
Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Miller, American basketball player
Reginald Shon "Reggie" Jackson, American basketball player
Reginald Jamaal "Reggie" Evans, American basketball player
Reginald Ryedell "Reggie" Bullock, American basketball player
Reginald "Reggie" Noble aka Redman, American rapper
Reginald Darnell Hunter, U.K.-based American comedian
Reginald Rowan Belknap, U.S. Navy admiral

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 "Red" Albert Foreman, character on TV's "That 70's Show", played by Kurtwood Smith
Reginald "Reg" Cattermole, character in "Harry Potter"

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)


Toronto87 Says:


I have a bit of a crush on this name. Reggie is sounding really fresh these days.

Leah_ Says:


I really like the name Reginald but I don't like "Reggie" or "Reg" as nicknames

FionaW Says:


I love this. I could use it for twins or bro/sis siblings, Regina and Reginald

paulapuddephatt Says:


I feel that Reginald is worth reviving. Reg and Reggie are great nicknames, and I like the full name, too. Regina is also lovely, and Reggie works as a nickname for this too, although Gina or Ginny are the more feminine options.

indiefendi2 Says:


Sounds like an old man but still sounds stately.

Catastroffy Says:


Not a name I exactly like.

lesliemarion Says:


Sure, but also a great name for today. Reginald is so complete unto itself, very pleasing. Reggie has the sports flavor to it and Reg is short and to the point.