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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Queenly

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Regina

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Regina in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Regina:

  • Records indicate that 174,374 girls in the United States have been named Regina since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 5,005 people in the U.S. were given the name Regina. Those people are now 58 years old.

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    Comments about the name Regina

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Regina and I love my name! All my life I have been told no other name would fit me more than Regina. Even my husband said my name fits me lol. Love, love, love my name." Nov. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m named Regina and I love it. My nicknames are ?Reeg, Reggie, Regigi but mostly people just call me Regina. I love how it?s a unique name and I love how it means queen. Canadians do call me Ragina which is embarrassing but not a big deal. Very happy with this name!" Feb. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother named me Regina and I love it. My close friends and family call me Gina. One friend in High School called me Reginald. Lol! I love my name, My other grandma wanted to name me Penelope I'm glad she lost that contest!" Jan. 30, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina alot of people pronounce it wrong but I'm quite fond of the name. But my family calls me Cotton as a nickname I like it to." Aug. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina and I love my name. The only people that call me Gina are my family and their friends. At school no one by my closes friends would call me Gina, I have always been known as Regina." May. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Es una l?stima que ten?a que averiguar c?mo la gente cruel puede ser as?. No puedo creer que se burlaban de el nombre de su beb?. Puede dejar su nombre legal por s? sola y simplemente la llaman Gina en el hogar, la escuela y en todas partes. Nadie tiene que saber su nombre real. Mi familia me llama Jeannie, que ni siquiera sabe mi nombre real era Regina hasta que empec? la escuela. Regina es mucho m?s real y elegante que Gina. Ella se lo agradecer? cuando sea mayor y lejos de los muchachos inmaduros en la escuela. ListenRead phonetically" Apr. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name i gotta say. I used to live in Belgium (so i know french) and the way they said it was fine but then i moved to the UK and kids in my classes started making fun of me because the teacher would get it wrong and it sounds like "vagina". It is soooooo annoying!! I get embarrassed and starts blushing. I love my name though, it's awesome. Plus like people have said the cool nicknames, although the only i got here in the UK is Reggie :) Rere i did get but in Belgium and with an accent on each E :D" Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "haha I love my name and the meaning behind it but have a problem with people mispronouncing my name to Ragina which sounds like Vagina even with my name being spelt ROGENA... hello?.. stupid people.. seriously." Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. It is true that you cannot find any keepsakes with the name printed on it, which is why I have a ton of things that say Gina or Jean. In addition to the "Long I" pronunciation, I have had someone use a "Hard G". I guess there's a Canadian province by the same name. I still love it, though." Jan. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name :) I used to hate it when I was little because I'd never be able to find keychains and stuff with my name on it." Nov. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina, and I really love my name. In fact I want to name my baby girl Regina also. But in my country, people still think it is awkward to name your baby after you.... I am called rere...because in my high school there are 3 regina, one is called Gigi, the other is Nana and Rere... that's me...Can't think any other beautiful name like it...." Feb. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina and I am named after my mom Regina. I hear many Gina's which is what I go by, but few Regina's. When I was about 15 at a bible camp, I was in the water and someone kept calling my name.I discovered that swmming right next to me was another Regina!I use Regina as my legal name but all my friends and family call me Gina." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my teachers once mispronounced my name *long I* We all got a good laugh out of it, but I definitely like my name and I pronounce it with with a long E." Oct. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this classy traditional name with its cute nicknames: Ginnie and Reggie." Aug. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate being named Regina. Born in the 50's and going to a Catholic school, everyone knew it meant queen. The in grade school, the boys were merciless -- "Here, Queenie" as if calling a dog, "do you know what Regina spelled backwards is??" Absolutely hated it. Finally got to high school with a lot of Italian frineds, they started calling me Gina and it stuck. That's what I go by. I cringe when people that don't know me call me Regina.I was named after my mother. The ironic thing is that she grew up thinking her name was Virginia (off the boat parents). Some event required a birth certificate (she was born in the states, and that revealed the truth). To her 6 siblings, and everyone else in the family she was Aunt Ginny, V, Ginny, Gin. Even my father called her "V". Nobody EVER called her Regina. I was the one stuck with that." Dec. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "My middle name is Regina. I love it. my son named his daughter Regina rose. When I was told of their decision to name the baby I cried tears of joy for a week. My granddaughter is 7 years old now she loves her name and that it means Queen. I forgot to mention my nona?s name is Regina my dad?s mom! It?s really a family name that I hope will continue. All HAIL The QUEEN REGINA" Aug. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Regina it?s a beautiful name and I was going to name my daughter Regina but I didn?t have any girls lol but I had a cat and named her Regina" Jul. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Regina is a beautiful name.. People call me Reggie and I've never hated it. Long story short, I love my name!!" Mar. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandma's name is Regina but she calls herself Jeanie. It's a nice name lol." Aug. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina and i hate it! i get picked on and sometimes i skip school if i know i have a supply teacher. Because i'm afraid they will say it like Vagina" Jun. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Regina. Some kids at school make fun of it and call me 'vagina' so I wouldn't recommend it. But I most people either call me gi or Gina so its not to bad." Dec. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name my one of my best friends name is Regina. It sounds very elegant." Sep. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tengo una bebe con el nombre de Regina pero, tiene 5 meses mi niņa y la gente se burla de el nombre de mi niņa y yo me siento mal no quiero que mi niņa sufra me quiero morir cuando pienso en eso, se los juro que yo nunca me imagine nada malo en el no se como hacer para cambiarselo, quitarle Re y solo que quede Gina como le hago ayudenme no se que hacer." Apr. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hate it! my name is regina and peopel in school tease calling me "rajinea" i laugh with them but i really dont like it so im changing it 2 "regeena" or "geena" i hate it, why out of the names in the world, i had 2 be named regina. i have had 2 subs ask me in front of the class ask 'is it regina or rajinea?" i get so embarassed." Nov. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother says it's Regina (long i). I say it's Regena (long E)Boys say it rhymes with vagina when said my mother's way. My way wins" Aug. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Regina because of its cute nicknames: Gina, Ginnie, and Reggie." May. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "You do not run across many Regina's in your twenties and early thirties. I go by Gina most of the time but sign my name Regina and use it formally. You will hear about the "steamer vacuum cleaner" and people always think they are the first to pronounce it like a female body part for laghs but it is not that bad." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "You do not run across many Regina's in your twenties and early thirties. I go by Gina most of the time but sign my name Regina and use it formally. You will hear about the "steamer vacuum cleaner" and people always think they are the first to pronounce it like a female body part for laghs but it is not that bad." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Regina and I always had a problem with it... I just didn't feel like a Regina, don't know why though. When I was 16 I finall (unofficialy) dropped the "RE" and asked everyone to call me Gina, which I love. Now aged 36 most people don't even realise Gina isn't my "real" name at all! I'm called Gina on my driving licence, credit card, everywhere, and my signature also says Gina, not Regina. Gina = thumbs up, Regina = okay as long as it's for someone else! :-)" Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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