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Origin and Meaning of Regulus

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Reg"u*lus
  1. A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence.
  2. [Chem. & Metal] The button, globule, or mass of metal, in a more or less impure state, which forms in the bottom of the crucible in smelting and reduction of ores.
  3. [Astron] A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo; -- called also the Lion's Heart.

Note: ☞ The name was introduced by the alchemists, and applied by them in the first instance to antimony. It signifies little king; and from the facility with which antimony alloyed with gold, these empirical philosophers had great hopes that this metal, antimony, would lead them to the discovery of the philosopher's stone.

Etymology: L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex regis, a king: cf. F. régule. See Regal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets
  2. The brightest star in Leo

Borrowing from Latin regulus.

  1. An impure metal formed beneath slag during the smelting of ores.

regulus was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Regulus

Marcus Atilius Regulus is a Consul of the Roman Republic and Consulof theRoman Republic. Marcus was born in Roman Republic.


Saint Regulus is a saint. He holds the title Bishop of Patras.


Dimitri Régulus is an athlete for the Club Franciscain.


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Popularity of Regulus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Regulus U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 78.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Regulus

People with the last name Regulus are most frequently African American or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Regulus

  • How Popular is the name Regulus? As a last name Regulus was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Regulus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Regulus is Thursday, February 10th, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Regulus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Regulus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Regulus: Your name in reverse order is Suluger. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urluseg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Regulus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Regulus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Regulus? Regulus is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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