PRONOUNCED: rə-JEEN-ə (English), rə-GEEN-ə (English), rə-JIEN-ə (English), re-JEE-nah (Italian), re-GEE-nah (Polish, German) [key]
Meaning & History
Late Latin name meaning "queen". It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint
. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary
, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
DIMINUTIVES: Gina, Ina, Geena, Gena, Jeana, Jeanna (English), Gina (Italian), Ina (German), Gina, Ina (Swedish), Gina, Ina (Norwegian), Gina, Ina (Danish)
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