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Meaning of Regina

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The name Regina has the following meaning:

Associated with "Queen". A classic, elegant and noble choice.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Regina is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 606 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Regina fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 26 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 713 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Regina in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Regina is pronounced as ruh-jee-nah


Regina originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Regina and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Regina: Boys - Clement, Constantine, Donta, Taurean, Girls - Alta, Armida, Beatriz, Brittany, Candace, Cara, Claudia, Clementine, Cornelia, Diana, Narda, Starr, Sylvia, Ursula, Victoria, Both genders - Ocie


Popular Variants for the name Regina: Gina, Ina, Raina, Raine, Rana, Rani (Hindi), Rania, Regan, Reggi, Reggie, Regine, Reina, Reine, Reyna, Rina


Common nicknames for the name Regina are: Gina, Reggie


We think the name Regina should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Regina to be: A classy, sophisticated yet shrewd lady

In one word, you might describe Regina as a(n) "classy" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Regina (or its variants) are:

Regina King, born on 15 January, a famous actress. Regina King's background: An American film and television actress. King began her acting career in 1985 in the role of Marla Gibbs' daughter Brenda on the television series 227, a role she played until 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 2004, King played Margie Hendricks, a singer in Ray Charles’ backup group The Raelettes and one of the musical legend’s mistresses, in Ray, and in 2005, she co-starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Sandra Bullock's tough FBI agent partner. Additionally, she voice acts for the characters Huey and Riley Freeman on the Adult Swim show The Boondocks, as well as the feature film The Ant Bully. Most recently, she appeared in season 6 of the hit show 24 and the film This Christmas she played a mother and a faithful wife, daughter, and sister.

Regina Belle, born on 17 July, a famous singer. Regina Belle's background: A Grammy award winning singer who sings Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Smooth Jazz, Urban contemporary, Broadway, and Contemporary R&B songs.

Regina Spektor, born on 18 February, a famous singer. Regina Spektor's background: A Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village. Since 2005, Spektor's music has been used in various television programs and commercials, including CSI:NY and Grey's Anatomy. Spektor received increased attention in 2006 when her video for 'Fidelity' was viewed over 200,000 times in two days on YouTube. On SIRIUS Radio's Left of Center channel, her single 'Fidelity' was voted by listeners as the #1 song of 2006. Towards the end of 2006, VH1 showcased her as part of their 'You Oughta Know: Artists on the Rise' featurettes: they played clips from the 'Fidelity' music video and showed parts of an interview with Spektor during commercial breaks on the channel. Regina was recently named #3 on VH1's Top Artists Charts.
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