Regina Name Meaning & Origin

Regina

Pronunciation: reh-JEE-nə, reh-JIY-nə (key)

Origin of the name Regina:

A borrowing of the Latin Regina (queen), a feminine form of Rex (king), which has been in use since the Middle Ages.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Gina, Reggie

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Comments and insights on the name Regina: | Edit

Please, do NOT use the pronunciation re-JIY-na. Just DON'T.

Wonderfully REGAL name! Suits my sister to a tee!

The city in Saskatchewan is pronounced as above (i like "eye"), so parents considering the name may want to consider whether this geographical reference is likely to color pronunciations and perceptions of the name in their circles.

Regina is a gorgeous name. I love it!

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Nicknames for Regina: | Edit

Gina, Ginny, Reggie, Gini (JIY-nee)

Meanings and history of the name Regina: | Edit

Latin origin. Means "queen." Sometimes used among Catholics to honor the Virgin Mary.
Always used to refer to female British monarch e.g. ER II is "Elizabeth Regina" (pronounced re-Jih-nah) for Queen Elizabeth II, or VR for "Victoria Regina." King Henry VIII would have been HR VIII or "Henry Rex."

Famous real-life people named Regina: | Edit

• Regina (born Regina Richards) American singer
• Regina Belle (American singer)
• Regina King (American actress)
• Regina Resnik (American opera singer)
• Regina Spektor (Russian-American singer-songwriter)
• St. Regina (Christian martyr and saint)
*best author and most inspiring person ever, Regina Calcaterra

Regina in song, story & screen: | Edit

• Regina Mills, the Evil Queen on Once Upon a Time
• Regina George ('Mean Girls,' 2004 movie)
• The "Salve Regina" or "Hail Holy Queen" is a Marian prayer that is often sung as a hymn
• Regina 'Gina' Linetti, Character from "Brookly99"
• Regina Vasquez from the TV show, Switched At Birth

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