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For a girl it would be pronounced REE-gin.
-- Tbird  8/2/2005
Dislike this name due to association with Ronald Reagan. Plus, why would anybody name their girls a name that means little king in Gaelic?
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2005
I like this for a girl (Raegan) even though it was Linda Blair's character on The Exorcist.
-- mum2bubba  10/24/2005
Reagan was not the name of Linda Blair's character on The Exorcist. In the movie her name was Regan, pronounced ree-guhn.
-- WhiteButterflied  5/23/2010
Ronald Reagan was arguably the greatest President of the 20th century.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
This is a boys name meaning little king. I don't like it as a girls name. Think of something a little prettier for a girl.
-- dmforsythe  12/22/2005
Great name for girl or boy. Not too trendy or overused. Its connection to one of America's greatest presidents, Ronald Reagan, makes it a very noble name as well.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2006
It means descendent of the little king. I like it for a girl better than a boy.
-- Mithos514  4/23/2006
Ryan is the name that means "little king", not Reagan!
-- A.R.  7/31/2007
I know of one lady with this name, she would be 28 years old and she spells it Raegan. I am neutral on this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Nice name, I only know of a girl with this name. For me, boy or girl it doesn't matter.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2006
I see Reagan/Raegan as a more feminine spelling and Regan more masculine spelling.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
Reagan for a girl appeared on the top 1000 list in 1990. Its most popular year was 2005 where it ranked 136. For a boy Reagan appeared in 2003. Its most popular year was 2004 where it ranked 597.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I adore this name for a girl and plan on naming my daughter it, though, I think it's better if you nickname her Rae. Reagan is to much of a mouthful.
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2006
I like this name for girls. The name Reagan just seems too feminine as a boy's first name to me.
-- namecatcher91  1/5/2007
RAY-gin or REE-gin which ever is your personal preference for this name. For me it is RAY-gin. It is being used for girls more often today.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2007
I have an 8-year-old daughter named Raegan. My husband and I loved the name, and had it picked out two weeks after we found out we were pregnant. We intentionally changed the common spelling from Reagan to Raegan to avoid the president association and to make it look more feminine. In my research, the name is of Irish and Celtic origin and means "child of the small ruler." I personally don't like it for a boy name at all, but that's just me.
-- amdietz  3/21/2007
It is a surname people. Not a first name, a surname.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
My cousin wants to name her child this, if she's a girl, and she pronounces it RAY-gin, which I think would be the more feminine way to say it. REE-gin is more masculine. But personally, I can't say I really like this name on a girl. I agree with dmforsythe; think of something prettier for a girl. Or do a similar name, like Logan or Rogan or something.
-- Georgia_kh  4/10/2007
I've considered using this as a boy's name in honor of the late president. Hard to believe people would be against linking their child's name to the man who freed half the world.
-- Manfredo  3/14/2008
I always thought of this as a girls name because it was my teacher's name, but I think it's an OK name for a boy.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/14/2008
This as a first name is modern, trashy, and way too trendy. As a surname, it belonged to one of America's worst presidents. A variant of it (Regan) was the name of a girl who was possessed in The Exorcist. There's no excuse to use this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2008
If this is what you like for your child, I'll know to avoid you, so I honestly don't mind if people just say they have a daughter (because it's always a daughter) named Reagan, as I can skip making guesses about the person while having pointless chit chats with them. Or that is what I could say if I was unfortunate enough to live anywhere near people who name their daughters Reagan. The only people who are wacky enough to use this surname-y name on their poor children are huge fans of Ronald Reagan who look back on 1980s America with a lot of nostalgia. They like to ignore the fact that many people ended up homeless and unemployed, as at least the wealthy people were doing fine, and they're quite happy to remember that the man pretended aids didn't exist because it seemed to hit gay men only at that time. This name is for all those obnoxious people who have questionable morals and bad taste, and who think this name seriously sounds okay on a grown woman despite its boyish sound, and despite the fact that St. Ronnie hardly would have cared about the reproductive rights and sexual health of their daughter.
-- slight night shiver  5/3/2008
I dislike it due to the association with an insane US president.
Reagan smash - Reagan smash - Reagan smash!
Reagan sleepy.
-- paintwolf  6/9/2008
I personally love this name, for a boy or girl. I only know 1 girl with this name, but she spells it 'Raegan', and I am not particularly fond of that spelling. It can also be a wonderfully masculine name as well. :)

To me, Reagan was one of the best Presidents in the history of the United States, and naming your child after him would be spectacular.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2008
Since this is a variation on Regan, which was one of Shakespeare's "King Lear's" daughter's, this is definitely a female name. It also explains it's meaning. Also, King Lear was based off of real people and used most of the same names.
-- wbbuff  2/20/2009
I can't stand this name because of the ghastly conservative president Ronald Reagan. Sounds like something that Republican parents would use on their sons and white trash would use on their daughters.
-- bananarama  8/1/2009
This is kind of like a masculine form of Regina.
-- Hushpuppy  8/15/2009
I personally would never name a child this name. To associate him or her with one of the most anti-labor and little guy presidential administrations is unethical in my view. I caught a lot of Hell just for my Slavic name and appearance in part because of Reagan's "Evil Empire" rhetoric.
-- Arcticwarrior  8/15/2009
Horrible, horrible name for either sex. Ronald Reagan was our worst legitimately-elected president ever, and his worshipful followers scare me. It also sounds like "ray gun." But for those who insist that Reagan could do no wrong, the kind of people who seriously wanted to add his smirking face to Mt. Rushmore and put him on national currency, it might be the perfect name to show off your ultra-conservative politics.
-- Anyechka  8/20/2009
Just awful. Who names their kids after the last name of a president?!
-- Ravynne  11/7/2009
This name is pronounced ray-guhn, with a long A sound. Female names pronounced ree-guhn, with a long E, are spelled Regan.
-- WhiteButterflied  5/23/2010
Stop saying this name is a secret way to 'worship' Ronald Reagan! It's a beautiful name that means 'queen' for women, not 'little king'. Who cares if it was used (almost) for the little girl in The Exorcist or as King Lear's daughter? The girl given this name will be their own person, not the president or a possessed spirit.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2010
I love this name. I named my daughter this 3 years ago and I have never regretted it in the least! I spelled it the traditional way REAgan to avoid it being misspelled as much as possible. If I have come across people that do not like it they have kept their opinions to themselves! All I have gotten are compliments! Ironically I also named my son Ryan and I've learned they seems to have a shared meaning.
-- ms.wd  12/4/2010
I wouldn't name a girl Reagan, but I would name her Regan (Ree-gen) in a heartbeat. It means regal and royal and as others have pointed out, it was used by Shakespeare in King Lear. I hadn't heard the name until recently when I ran across a young lady who is the current Miss New Hampshire and her name is Regan Elizabeth. I fell in love with the name and began to research it for my sister-in-law who is looking for a unique name for her baby girl.
-- KittyKat78  5/8/2011
I know a little girl named Reagan and she is super gorgeous. I just think it's a shame she doesn't have a name as pretty as she is. She's stuck with a boyish and unfeminine sounding name (in my opinion.)
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2011
Reagan Maui'a, an American football player.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011
My daughter's name is Raigan spelled with an "I" to make it more feminine. I love her name. Fully Raigan Riley. Both unisex names which I love.
-- Knchism  8/27/2012
My daughter is named Reagan. Pronounced 'Ray-guhn'. Although it's definition is 'little king', the argument could be made that it is a variation of the Latin origin, Regine, or Queen, making it a suitable name for both boys & girls.
-- naneki  10/27/2012
Super dislike this name. It sounds to me like an ugly noise. Girl or boy it's just an ugly name.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2013
I named my daughter this in 2011 because in the name book we had it said it meant, "little ruler." My husband's name means "brave ruler" and my name means "princess." It really had nothing to do with the president. I love the way it sounds with her middle name too. Reagan Jo. It is cute and fun, just like she is.
-- swoertink  10/14/2013
This is one of my pet peeve names. I don't understand the appeal of this name for anyone, let alone a little girl. It just sounds so masculine and it has that connotation to the president. I pity and poor little girl saddled with this so called modern name.
-- LadyEleanor  1/7/2014
My parents named me Reagan 19 years ago, and as a young lady, I have never really found any issues with being named after a president my father admires very much. Growing up, because of the multitude of different spellings that could be found, my name was always spelled wrong, but it never phased me, I rarely met another Reagan and that made me proud of my name, even though I could never find any little souvenirs with my name on it, unlike my sister Amanda. It is also fun, because I can go by Rea when I so chose, and I believe that seems feminine (even though I'm not the most girly person on earth). I don't understand why so many people have hatred towards this name.
-- rainyrea  3/17/2014
I love my name. For me it's a family name. I don't associate with Ronald Reagan even though people compare it a lot. As a female I get a lot of compliments on my name. I wear it proudly and I'm not an individual who would ever judge someone by the name their parents chose.
-- Raygun81  5/28/2014

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