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.

Related Names

VariantsRegena(English) Regine(German) Reina(Spanish) Regína(Czech) Regína(Slovak) Regine(Norwegian)
DiminutivesGena, Gina, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena(English) Ina(German) Gina(Italian) Gina, Ina(Swedish) Gina, Ina(Norwegian) Gina, Ina(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesRaina, Rayna, Raya(Bulgarian) Régine, Reine(French) Regína(Icelandic) Regīna(Latvian)
Same SpellingRegína, Regīna
User SubmissionRégina


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: August 22
Austria: September 7
Austria: December 20
Croatia: August 22
Croatia: September 7
Denmark: September 5
Hungary: September 7
Italy: August 22
Italy: September 13
Lithuania: September 7
Poland: March 17
Poland: September 7
Poland: November 21
Slovakia: September 5
Spain: September 7


Entry updated April 23, 2024