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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ri-JEE-nə(English)
ri-JIE-nə(English)
reh-GEE-na(German)
reh-JEE-na(Italian)
reh-KHEE-na(Spanish)
reh-GYEE-na(Polish)
REH-gee-naw(Hungarian)
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Meaning & History

Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). 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.
VariantsRegena(English) Regine(German) Reina(Spanish) Regine(Norwegian)
DiminutivesGena, Gina, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena(English) Ina(German) Gina(Italian) Gina, Ina(Swedish) Gina, Ina(Norwegian) Gina, Ina(Danish)
Masculine FormRex(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLagina(African American) Raina, Rayna, Raya(Bulgarian) Régine(French) Regīna(Latvian)
Same SpellingRegīna
User SubmissionRegína

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