Given Name REGAN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: REE-gən  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy 'King Lear' (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie 'The Exorcist' (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of REAGAN.
VARIANTS: Raegan, Reagan, Regana


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Entry updated October 11, 2012