Reagan

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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Reagan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Reagan

"Reagan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Little king". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. 40th President of the United States (1911-2004)
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Anglicized from Irish Gaelic Ó Riagáin "descendant of Riagán", a personal name possibly derived from ríodhgach "impulsive, furious".

  1. Of the administration of Ronald Reagan, U.S. President from 1981–1989.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A male given name, occasional transferred use of the surname.
  4. A female given name of American usage since the 1970s.

Notable Persons Named Reagan

Reagan Gomez-Preston is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1995 to 1995. Reagan was born on April 24th, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Reagan Pasternak is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 1998. Reagan was given the name Reagan Jae Pasternak on March 8th, 1977 in Toronto.

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Reagan Wilson is a playboy playmate. Reagan was born on March 6th, 1947 in Torrance, California, United States.

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Reagan Mauia is a football player. Reagan was born on July 6th, 1984 in American Samoa.

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Reagan Dale Neis is an actress and film producer. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Reagan was born on September 24th, 1976 in Portage la Prairie.

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Reagan was born on July 27th, 1993.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States. Ronald was given the name Ronald Wilson Reagan on February 6th, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on June 5th, 2004.

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Nancy Reagan is a First Lady of California and First Lady of the United States. Nancy was born on July 6th, 1921 in Manhattan.

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Ron Reagan is a radio commentator and writer. Ron was given the name Ronald Prescott Reagan by his parents Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan on May 20th, 1958 in Los Angeles.

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Patti Davis is an actress, author, and actor. Patti was given the name Patricia Ann Reagan by her parents Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan on October 21st, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Presidency of Ronald Reagan was an acting. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to 1989. Presidency was born on February 6th, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, United States. They left this life on June 5th, 2004.

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Maureen was given the name Maureen Elizabeth Reagan by her parents Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on January 4th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She left this life on August 8th, 2001.

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How popular is the baby name Reagan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1913 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 10 0 10
1917 10 0 10
1918 8 0 8
1919 5 0 5
1920 6 0 6
1921 9 0 9
1922 6 0 6
1924 7 0 7
1927 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1930 8 0 8
1931 9 0 9
1932 6 0 6
1937 7 0 7
1938 5 0 5
1939 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1941 7 0 7
1942 13 0 13
1943 14 0 14
1944 10 0 10
1945 12 0 12
1946 16 0 16
1947 13 0 13
1948 18 0 18
1949 18 0 18
1950 22 0 22
1951 25 0 25
1952 22 0 22
1953 22 0 22
1954 17 0 17
1955 15 0 15
1956 21 7 14
1957 21 0 21
1958 22 0 22
1959 14 0 14
1960 17 0 17
1961 9 0 9
1962 22 0 22
1963 46 12 34
1964 47 22 25
1965 35 11 24
1966 42 15 27
1967 42 13 29
1968 36 19 17
1969 52 23 29
1970 52 20 32
1971 58 23 35
1972 44 20 24
1973 84 52 32
1974 105 70 35
1975 172 134 38
1976 136 109 27
1977 201 146 55
1978 220 167 53
1979 184 139 45
1980 220 162 58
1981 161 111 50
1982 86 55 31
1983 87 57 30
1984 87 59 28
1985 94 59 35
1986 86 54 32
1987 97 59 38
1988 116 72 44
1989 121 79 42
1990 140 88 52
1991 170 124 46
1992 188 139 49
1993 273 199 74
1994 383 298 85
1995 519 399 120
1996 707 567 140
1997 861 695 166
1998 1,041 888 153
1999 1,055 865 190
2000 1,311 1,131 180
2001 1,681 1,446 235
2002 1,846 1,623 223
2003 1,857 1,657 200
2004 2,635 2,269 366
2005 2,724 2,425 299
2006 2,497 2,237 260
2007 2,506 2,259 247
2008 2,589 2,385 204
2009 2,750 2,539 211
2010 2,679 2,477 202
2011 2,840 2,608 232
2012 3,321 3,087 234 #97 girl name
2013 3,247 3,038 209
2014 3,106 2,900 206
2015 3,258 3,052 206 #99 girl name
2016 3,295 3,091 204 #97 girl name
2017 3,211 2,999 212 #98 girl name

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Popularity of Reagan as a first name

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Popularity of Reagan as a last name

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Common last names for Reagan

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reagan U.S.
  White 92.05% 64.26%
  African American 2.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reagan

People with the last name Reagan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Reagan

  • What name lists does Reagan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reagan? Reagan is the 932nd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Reagan was the 98th most popular name. As a last name Reagan was the 2,207th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Reagan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,901 babies born with the first name Reagan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reagan to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reagan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Reagan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reagan is Friday, April 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Reagan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reagan was in 2016 with a total of 3,091 babies. That's a lot of babies named Reagan!
  • Random Reagan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reagan ranks 50th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 73 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Reagan: Your name in reverse order is Nagaer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Agnare. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reagan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,491 people with the last name Reagan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reagan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Reagan as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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