Given Name REGINA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: rə-JEEN-ə (English), rə-GEEN-ə (English), rə-JIEN-ə (English), re-GEE-na (German), re-JEE-na (Italian), re-KHEE-na (Spanish), re-GYEE-na (Polish), RE-gee-naw (Hungarian)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Regena (English), Regine (German), Reina (Spanish), Regine (Norwegian)
DIMINUTIVES: Gena, Gina, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena (English), Ina (German), Gina (Italian), Gina, Ina (Swedish), Gina, Ina (Norwegian), Gina, Ina (Danish)
MASCULINE FORM: Rex (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lagina (African American), Raina, Rayna, Raya (Bulgarian), Régine (French)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Regína, Regīna

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Entry updated July 2, 2017