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Gender: Female Origin of Reign: Word name Reign's Popularity in 2017: #704

The name Reign is a girl's name of English origin. Reign is ranked #704 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Reign is one of a new, ahem, kingdom of word names that suggest a high-born child, joining Royal, Lorde, Titan, Saint, King, Princess, and Noble. We predicted this kind of defining name to be the Number 1 baby name trend of 2015...two weeks before Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick named their third child, a boy, Reign. Reign is as appropriate for girls as for boys. The female version is often spelled Rain -- or Raine or Rayne -- though that makes is more nature and less royal word name. Reign entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.

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Famous People Named Reign

Willow Camille Reign Smith, American actress/singer, daughter of Will smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Royal Reign Jones Neil (b. 2014), daughter of rappers Lil Kim and Mr. Papers
Novalee Reign "Nova" Baltierra (b. 2015), daughter of TV personalities Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra of "Teen Mom"
Westlyn Reign Brolin (b. 2018), daughter of actor Josh Brolin

Pop Culture References for the name Reign

reign--to rule as a king or queen
"Reign," TV series
Reign, a worldkiller from the TV series "Supergirl"


She's a Killer Queen Says:


Agreed. People think they're being clever and that it sounds aristocratic!
It doesn't! It's just pretentious and tacky!

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


I thin that definition you gave is what makes it seem tacky. To me it's just kind of arrogant seeming, somehow.

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


I love Rain as a middle name, but Reign? Nah. Too arrogant.

Miri Says:



Periberry Says:


so many celeb babies have this name and I'm not liking it...

indiefendi2 Says:


I liked it when only Willow Smith had it, but stupid "trends" had to ruin it. sigh....

Sankofa Says:


It is the opposite of tacky and isn't a weather prediction.

noun \ˈrān\

: the period of time during which a king, queen, emperor, etc., is ruler of a country

: the period of time during which someone is in charge of a group or organization

: the period of time during which someone or something is the best or the most important, powerful, etc.

Zuzana Says:


I prefer Rain or Rainey on a girl.

ThistleThorn Says:


This looks much tackier than Rain.

Miranda082 Says:


I know this as the show 'Reign' on the CW - still it's a nice name if it was used as the weather version of it.