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I would never pronounce this name as "re-JIEN-a"; that makes it sound too much like a similar sounding, feminine organ, if you get my meaning.
-- gaelruadh19  5/9/2005
The correct pronunciation of the Canadian city is "re-JIEN-a." I've heard the broadcasters on CBC pronounce Regina in this manner.
-- sarahj  11/16/2005
Regina is the leader of the Plastics in the film Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan. Regina is played by Rachel McAdams.
-- skywalker  7/3/2005
There is a book called 'I am Regina', based on a true person. Regina was kidnapped by Native Americans in the beginning of the story and was eventually returned to her mother.
-- echo_of_the_past  7/22/2005
This is my name and I've always loved it, even though sometimes I get teased about it when some English pronounce it like the female organ but that's rather rarely.
-- myrrhmade  8/28/2005
Regina is sometimes used, somewhat un-offically, behind the name of a queen, since royalty have no surnames. Then Regina would go in and act like one.
-- Charlie1977  9/4/2005
At this very moment, I'm listening to the R&B singer Regina Belle.
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
Elegant and sublime.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Regina Spektor is a New York singer and pianist. Her music is phenomenal!
-- SeaHorse15  4/30/2006
Obviously it is regal, sophisticated and gorgeous.
-- assumpta  7/29/2006
English royalty always have 'R' after their names, for Rex (meaning king) or Regina (meaning Queen). They do have surnames, the present royal family are the Windsors.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2006
I really dislike this name. It sounds old and drab to me.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2006
I think Regina Aurelita goes really well, isn't Regina meant to be said like Re-Jeen-A? I like the Nickname Gina, not Regie.
-- bellaboo  11/13/2006
The G is hard in Latin (not ecclesiastical Latin). Regina, which has its origins in Latin, is therefore supposed to be 're-GEE-na' with a hard G. Obviously, in contemporary times the hard G is no longer popular.
-- winter seas  8/1/2009
Regina is the feminine form of Reginald.
-- FairyGirl  12/3/2006
Regina is the name of a character in the movie "Mean Girls".
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
In the movie Mean Girls, I think they meant this name to be ironic or coincidental, as Regina is considered the "Queen Bee" of the plastics and the name means queen.
-- Anonymous User  11/18/2007
Gina is a common nickname in Sweden, where the G is hard, re-GEE-nah, GEE-nah.
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-- Anonymous User  1/15/2007
It's a pretty word. I've always liked the sound of it. I can understand why people would want to name their child this. The only problem is that everyone would associate it with things that have already been mentioned in other comments. I wouldn't use it myself, but go ahead if you want to.
-- scarletquillraven  2/20/2007
I love the name Regina, I have loved it since I was little. I think it's spiffy because there are a choice of nicknames: Reg, Reggie, Geen, Gina. Maybe I would spell it Regeena, but I would probably stick with Regina. Yes, Regina Spektor is a musician, and an amazing one at that. I think it's also a nice name if you're catholic and are going to get confirmed and need to pick a saint name. (I'm not catholic, otherwise I'd totally pick this one!). But I would totally name my kid this. And I'd pronounce it ruh-gee-na[h].
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
I don't like any pronunciation of this name, but the worst is re-JY-na. You know what happens to children whose names rhyme with body parts.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
It's my name and I'm really proud of it, because it means "queen".
-- Reggy  7/8/2007
Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae is a Marian (of Mary, Mother of God) title. It means "Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy." She deserves this title as she is the mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
-- mariej2  8/16/2007
My name is Regina (re-GEE-na, I hate the other pronunciation). I used to dislike it when I was younger, but I just asked people to call me Gina instead. Now I use either. I don't like the nickname Reg though; I cringe when people call me that. It sounds too masculine for me.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2008
I love this name when it is pronounced Re-jee-na.
-- number1212  6/5/2008
In the 1984 film, Night of the Comet, Catherine Mary Stewart plays "Regina", who goes by "Reggie". In fact, when she is playing in the arcade, her initials are REG. Night of the Comet is one of those awesome dorky forgotten movies of the 80's.
-- Veronica_Mignon  8/12/2008
Regina Rajchrtová-Kordová, a tennis player, born 5th February, 1968.
-- Emilie007  9/5/2008
My mother's name is Regina, and she always goes by Gina. She can't stand being called Reggie.
-- boughmsn  9/16/2008
Kind of a pretty name, when pronounced Re-gee-na. I'm not crazy about the nickname Reggie though. It sounds too much like "veggie" or "wedgie". (Can't you just imagine a little kid saying that?)
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2008
Regina Spektor (b. 1980) is a Russian born singer-songwriter/ pianist based in New York City. Her music is indie/piano rock. Her music is amazing, and her vocals are beautiful!
-- rory  1/10/2009
I hate it when people call me 'Reg' for short. It really sounds like 'wretch'.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2009
Regina Redlich is the young girl in the Academy Award-winning 2001 German film 'Nowhere in Africa,' which was based on Stefanie's Zweig's memoirs of her family escaping to Kenya in the late Thirties. I started to like the German pronunciation of the name, with a hard G, after seeing the film, and had to cringe whenever the English principal of Regina's school pronounced her name Re-JY-na.
-- Anyechka  9/10/2009
Regina is such a beautiful name, although every time I hear it, it reminds me of the main mean girl in Mean Girls, even though that does not bother me, I still love it.
-- italiannames  9/27/2009
This is also the Croatian form.
-- goricar  11/14/2009
This is my name and I absolutely love it. When I was younger I didn't like it as much because it was so different. But now, I am happy that I have such a unique name. And I love that it means "Queen." This is a beautiful and elegant name.
-- Lady_Pup_30  4/27/2010
A famous bearer is spoiled, demure, princess-y Regina Berry from video game Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Justice For All.
-- DaphneSusan  9/26/2010
This is the name of a rock band from Sarajevo. Not exactly a famous person, but a group of people. With 'Bistra Voda' they managed to score 9th place with 106 points in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
-- LullabyMoon11  10/23/2010
Regina Engstrand is the maid (and it emerges lovechild of Captain Alving) in Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's 'Ghosts' (1881). When I saw this performed was the first time I'd heard it pronounced with a hard g, and I absolutely loved that pronunciation. I'm not as keen on the soft g pronunciation, but I do love Regina Spektor, so she helps my impression of it!
-- sjm1789  11/7/2010
I love this name, but only pronounced reh jee na. Reh jie na just reminds me too much of... well, you know.
-- Chrila96  1/30/2011
This is now currently my favorite name because Regina Spektor is my favorite person in the world wide world.
-- italiannames  2/3/2011
Regina Doman, author of the Fairy Tale Novels series. The books are retellings of fairy tales set in modern times.
-- thesnowwhiterose  5/5/2011
My cousin is named Regina (Reggie for short). Everyone in my family loved Reggie but she did get teased for her real name, Regina.
-- Anonymous User  11/5/2011
I really like the sound of this name, but I would probably spell it Regena to avoid mispronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  12/10/2011
It´s my mother´s name. Really old-fashioned here in Brazil. I can´t imagine a little girl with this name.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2012
It can also be pronounced re-HEE-nuh in Spanish-speaking countries. In my high school Spanish class, this was my "Spanish name" and I loved it. :)
-- Broadway Baby  3/28/2013
The musical (but not the movie) Rock of Ages featured the character Regina (pronounced "re-jign-ah") Koontz, the hippie-ish city planner who protests the main antagonist's attempt to rid the city of it's rock n roll lifestyle.
-- Broadway Baby  3/28/2013
Regina Casé is a Brazilian actress and comedienne.
-- Buneary  5/9/2013
Regina is the name of the Evil Queen on the TV show Once Upon a Time.
-- ophelia  11/10/2013
In Italy this name is pretty unusual, maybe due to is meaning. Infact, Regina means "queen" and I think that this make the name heavy to bring.
-- Eretria  4/13/2014

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