Gender: Male Meaning of Reginald: "counsel power" Origin of Reginald: English Reginald's Popularity in 2018: #831

Reginald Origin and Meaning

The name Reginald is a boy's name of English origin meaning "counsel power".

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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Rank in US: #831

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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)


Kia97 Says:


I love this name, it’s made it to my top 10 favourites. Would love to use nicknames like Reg, Reggie or Rex.

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.