Regina

First Name
178k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Regina

"Regina" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Queen". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The provincial capital of Saskatchewan
Wiktionary

From Latin regina (“queen”). The given name originally referred to the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The Canadian city was named for Queen Victoria.

  1. (formal, usually italicized) The reigning queen.
  2. The provincial capital of Saskatchewan (Canada) with a metropolitan population of about 200,000.
  3. A female given name.

Regina was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, German, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Regina

Jenna Fischer is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Jenna was given the name Regina Marie Fischer on March 7th, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Regina Spektor is an anti-folk, indie folk, baroque pop, jazz, and indie pop musician. She plays Steinway & Sons and Epiphone. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Regina was given the name Regina Ilyinichna Spektor on February 18th, 1980 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

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Regina Hall is an actor, comedian, actress, and comedienne. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Regina was born on December 12th, 1970 in Washington, D.C.

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Regina King is an actress and television director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Regina was given the name Regina Rene King on January 15th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Regina Cassandra is an actor and model. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Regina was born Regina Cassandra in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Regina was born on April 12th, 1963 in Winsen (Luhe).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Regina

Elis Regina was a música popular brasileira, samba, pop music, rock music, jazz, and bossa nova musician. She was most active from 1961 to 1982. Elis was given the name Elis Regina Carvalho Costa on March 17th, 1945 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Elis is also known as Pimentinha and Furacão. She passed away on January 19th, 1982.

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She holds the title Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia. Princess was born as the child of Georg and Prince of Saxe-Meiningen on January 6th, 1925 in Würzburg. Princess is also known as Regina von Habsburg and Princess Regina Helene Elizabeth Margarete of Saxe-Meiningen. She breathed her last breath on February 3rd, 2010.

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Paul Regina was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to 1976. Paul was born on October 25th, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York,. He died on January 31st, 2006.

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Regina is a rock music singing. Regina was born on July 4th, 1965 in Murska Sobota. Regina is also known as Jalšovec and Irena.

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Saint Regina is a saint. Saint was born in Autun, France.

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Esther Regina is an actress and actor. Esther was given the name Esther Regina Diaz Soto in Madrid.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 36 36 0
1881 41 41 0
1882 43 43 0
1883 38 38 0
1884 67 67 0
1885 71 71 0
1886 69 69 0
1887 66 66 0
1888 92 92 0
1889 98 98 0
1890 114 114 0
1891 105 105 0
1892 128 128 0
1893 114 114 0
1894 131 131 0
1895 138 138 0
1896 149 149 0
1897 176 176 0
1898 167 167 0
1899 131 131 0
1900 201 201 0
1901 219 219 0
1902 198 198 0
1903 213 213 0
1904 198 198 0
1905 223 223 0
1906 229 229 0
1907 242 242 0
1908 256 256 0
1909 264 264 0
1910 359 359 0
1911 343 343 0
1912 483 483 0
1913 504 504 0
1914 694 694 0
1915 874 869 5
1916 926 921 5
1917 1,016 1,016 0
1918 1,138 1,132 6
1919 1,068 1,068 0
1920 1,116 1,116 0
1921 1,144 1,144 0
1922 1,136 1,136 0
1923 1,175 1,175 0
1924 1,233 1,226 7
1925 1,077 1,077 0
1926 997 997 0
1927 959 959 0
1928 956 956 0
1929 897 890 7
1930 800 800 0
1931 777 777 0
1932 714 714 0
1933 647 647 0
1934 681 681 0
1935 641 641 0
1936 703 703 0
1937 706 706 0
1938 686 686 0
1939 689 689 0
1940 720 720 0
1941 733 727 6
1942 979 973 6
1943 1,092 1,084 8
1944 949 944 5
1945 984 984 0
1946 1,233 1,233 0
1947 1,496 1,491 5
1948 2,297 2,292 5
1949 2,275 2,266 9
1950 2,166 2,166 0
1951 2,426 2,421 5
1952 2,561 2,556 5
1953 2,709 2,709 0
1954 2,728 2,716 12
1955 3,380 3,370 10
1956 3,431 3,425 6
1957 3,673 3,661 12
1958 3,837 3,825 12
1959 3,947 3,939 8
1960 4,606 4,586 20
1961 4,771 4,760 11 #98 girl name
1962 5,017 5,000 17 #92 girl name
1963 4,728 4,713 15 #92 girl name
1964 5,018 5,000 18 #83 girl name
1965 4,568 4,548 20 #82 girl name
1966 4,310 4,294 16 #82 girl name
1967 4,389 4,363 26 #80 girl name
1968 4,312 4,294 18 #81 girl name
1969 4,283 4,268 15 #86 girl name
1970 4,451 4,433 18 #86 girl name
1971 3,895 3,873 22 #90 girl name
1972 3,115 3,104 11
1973 2,860 2,843 17
1974 2,598 2,587 11
1975 2,583 2,570 13
1976 2,285 2,273 12
1977 2,345 2,325 20
1978 2,195 2,188 7
1979 2,135 2,121 14
1980 2,059 2,045 14
1981 1,890 1,881 9
1982 1,724 1,713 11
1983 1,657 1,651 6
1984 1,497 1,489 8
1985 1,287 1,275 12
1986 1,269 1,269 0
1987 1,209 1,200 9
1988 1,071 1,065 6
1989 1,003 991 12
1990 997 991 6
1991 879 873 6
1992 814 814 0
1993 743 743 0
1994 666 666 0
1995 650 650 0
1996 628 628 0
1997 576 576 0
1998 509 509 0
1999 461 461 0
2000 497 497 0
2001 454 454 0
2002 408 408 0
2003 425 425 0
2004 423 423 0
2005 476 476 0
2006 489 489 0
2007 520 520 0
2008 442 442 0
2009 405 405 0
2010 500 500 0
2011 523 523 0
2012 507 507 0
2013 503 503 0
2014 587 587 0
2015 604 604 0
2016 733 733 0

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Popularity of Regina as a first name

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Popularity of Regina as a last name

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Common last names for Regina

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Kelly
  • Harris
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Young
  • Taylor
  • Baker

Common first names for Regina

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Regina U.S.
  White 74.18% 64.26%
  African American 2.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Regina

People with the last name Regina are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Regina

  • How Popular is the name Regina? Regina is the 405th most popular name of all time. As a last name Regina was the 17,202nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Regina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 177,521 babies born with the first name Regina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Regina to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Regina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 36 new born babies.
  • When was Regina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Regina is Saturday, August 19th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Regina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Regina was in 1962 with a total of 5,000 babies. That's a lot of babies named Regina!
  • Random Regina Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Regina ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Regina: Your name in reverse order is Aniger. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrgiea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Regina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,646 people with the last name Regina.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Regina? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Regina as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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