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My name is Regina, and I don't like my name, as horrible as that sounds because it is ALWAYS pronounced incorrectly. It is pronounced, reh-hee-nah because I am Mexican but people always pronounce it wrong on purpose to annoy me.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2017
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Regina Blois Duarte (born February 5, 1947 in Franca, São Paulo) is a Brazilian film, television and stage actress and one of the most famous actresses in Brazilian show business.
Aledis  8/8/2017
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Regina George from the movie Mean Girls.
Starry Night  7/11/2017
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Regina Hall is an American film and television actress and comedian. She is perhaps best known for her lead role as Brenda Meeks in the first four Scary Movie films. Hall, who was an English major in college and studied journalism in graduate school, envisioned a career as a journalist, but ventured into acting in her late twenties.
cutenose  7/11/2017
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Hate this name because it gives off a bitchy vibe, and not just because of Regina from Mean Girls.
Luvbug86  4/11/2016
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My name is Regina (Reh-jee-nuh) and I like my name, one of the reasons being the amount of nicknames people come up with. I'm pretty chill with whatever people call me - Regina, Reg, Reginald, Reggie, Gina are the most common, my favorite being Reg, because it's simple and casual. However, I DETEST the pronunciation Re-ji-na for obvious reasons, and I dislike Re-gee-nah as well. I don't love Reggie, but I don't mind it much anymore.

I get a lot of comments on how pretty my name is, especially if I say my middle name with it - Regina Rose. I was named after the Blessed Mother, and I love the name meaning.

Overall, I think it's a fun name, since it can be both formal and casual. Just be prepared for a boatload of nicknames! ;)
regeroni  3/1/2016
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There's a character on the TV show Brooklyn 99 named Regina.
grshprcrk  1/31/2016
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I can understand why this name isn't too common in the U.K. (probably was never on the charts) because the way they apparently say this name, it rhymes with the word, Vagina. \:

Reh-gee-na is loads better! Over in the states the name is alright\ok-ish but over in the U.K. it sounds dreadful and awful.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2016
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Regina is such a beautiful name. I love the meaning "queen". :)
― Anonymous User  7/25/2015
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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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Regina is the name of the Evil Queen on the TV show Once Upon a Time.
ophelia  11/10/2013
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Regina Casé is a Brazilian actress and comedienne.
Buneary  5/9/2013
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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
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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
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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
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I really like the sound of this name, but I would probably spell it Regena to avoid mispronunciation.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2011
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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
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Regina Doman, author of the Fairy Tale Novels series. The books are retellings of fairy tales set in modern times.
thesnowwhiterose  5/5/2011
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This is now currently my favorite name because Regina Spektor is my favorite person in the world wide world.
italiannames  2/3/2011
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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
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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
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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
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A famous bearer is spoiled, demure, princess-y Regina Berry from video game Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Justice For All.
DaphneSusan  9/26/2010
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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
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This is also the Croatian form.
goricar  11/14/2009
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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
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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
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I hate it when people call me 'Reg' for short. It really sounds like 'wretch'.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2009
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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
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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
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My mother's name is Regina, and she always goes by Gina. She can't stand being called Reggie.
boughmsn  9/16/2008
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Regina Rajchrtová-Kordová, a tennis player, born 5th February, 1968.
Emilie007  9/5/2008
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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
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I love this name when it is pronounced Re-jee-na.
number1212  6/5/2008
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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
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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
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It's my name and I'm really proud of it, because it means "queen".
Reggy  7/8/2007
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Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/2/2007
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Regina is the name of a character in the movie "Mean Girls".
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
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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
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Regina is the feminine form of Reginald.
FairyGirl  12/3/2006
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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
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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
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I really dislike this name. It sounds old and drab to me.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2006
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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
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Obviously it is regal, sophisticated and gorgeous.
assumpta  7/29/2006
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Regina Spektor is a New York singer and pianist. Her music is phenomenal!
SeaHorse15  4/30/2006
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Elegant and sublime.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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At this very moment, I'm listening to the R&B singer Regina Belle.
Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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