Regan

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19k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Regan

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Regan means ""Child of the chief"" and is of Celtic / Gaelic origin.
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Regan is of Unknown origin and means "Regal".
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Regan is of Celtic / Gaelic origin and means "Little king".

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Wiktionary
  1. A surname​ from Irish Ó Riagáin, variant of Reagan.
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname.
  3. A female given name derived from the surname, or from the name of the evil daughter of King Lear. Shakespeare may have got the name from the ultimately same Irish source.
  4. A city in North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Regan

Regan MacNeil is a fictional character.

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Busdriver is an alternative hip hop and underground hip hop rapping and hip hop production. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Busdriver was given the name Regan Farquhar on February 12th, 1978.

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Ta-ku is an electronica, experimental music, and hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Ta-ku was given the name Regan Matthews .

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Regan Poole is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Newport County A.F.C., and Wales national under-17 football team. Regan was born on June 18th, 1998 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Regan Smith is a nascar driver.

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Regan Burns is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1999. Regan was born on June 14th, 1968 in Fort Benning, Georgia, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Regan

Bridget Regan is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Bridget was given the name Bridget Catherine Regan on February 3rd, 1982 in San Diego County, California.

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Rory Regan is a comics character.

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Trish Regan is a television host, journalist, and author. Trish was given the name Tricia Ann Regan in 1972 in Hampton, New Hampshire.

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Brian Regan is an observational comedy comedian. Brian was given the name Brian Joseph Regan on October 2nd, 1957 in Miami, Florida U.S.

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Vincent Regan is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Vincent was born on May 16th, 1965 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, U.K.

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Don Regan was an office holder. Don was born on December 21st, 1918 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He passed away on June 10th, 2003.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1920 5 0 5
1946 14 6 8
1947 30 10 20
1948 31 13 18
1949 40 13 27
1950 42 13 29
1951 42 10 32
1952 47 17 30
1953 54 13 41
1954 43 15 28
1955 46 20 26
1956 61 24 37
1957 39 16 23
1958 45 16 29
1959 55 19 36
1960 72 13 59
1961 86 17 69
1962 85 31 54
1963 104 44 60
1964 135 50 85
1965 121 46 75
1966 123 47 76
1967 82 42 40
1968 57 30 27
1969 77 39 38
1970 67 35 32
1971 65 35 30
1972 101 72 29
1973 152 109 43
1974 226 189 37
1975 296 220 76
1976 218 169 49
1977 252 195 57
1978 267 189 78
1979 300 212 88
1980 361 281 80
1981 184 147 37
1982 114 82 32
1983 117 88 29
1984 150 120 30
1985 137 104 33
1986 123 101 22
1987 136 97 39
1988 151 116 35
1989 182 137 45
1990 212 162 50
1991 255 206 49
1992 262 220 42
1993 349 285 64
1994 433 365 68
1995 449 397 52
1996 541 487 54
1997 639 564 75
1998 672 615 57
1999 670 611 59
2000 671 592 79
2001 810 747 63
2002 798 737 61
2003 724 669 55
2004 790 726 64
2005 711 653 58
2006 579 518 61
2007 639 558 81
2008 514 441 73
2009 460 400 60
2010 444 390 54
2011 338 277 61
2012 385 327 58
2013 339 294 45
2014 290 238 52
2015 312 262 50
2016 261 215 46
2017 244 188 56

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Popularity of Regan as a first name

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Popularity of Regan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Regan U.S.
  White 92.93% 64.26%
  African American 1.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Regan

People with the last name Regan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Regan

  • How Popular is the name Regan? Regan is the 1,723rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Regan was the 1,642nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Regan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,926 babies born with the first name Regan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Regan to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Regan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Regan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Regan is Saturday, August 27th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Regan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Regan was in 2001 with a total of 747 babies.
  • Random Regan Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Regan ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 10 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Regan: Your name in reverse order is Nager. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgean. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Regan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,951 people with the last name Regan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Regan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Regan 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).
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