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Frau Regel Amrain und ihr Jüngster (Mrs. Regel Amrain and her youngest [son]) is a story by the famous Swiss author Gottfried Keller, first published in 1856. Regel is an old-fashioned version of Regula. Swiss short forms are Rägi, Rägle, Rägele, Rägeli (the a-Umlaut sound is more or less similar to the vowel in the word cash).
Sounds like a body part.
Oh, how spectacular! I recall seeing Regula somewhere (perhaps here) a few years ago, but it must have been out of the corner of my eye because I did not investigate it further. I am delighted that I've stumbled upon it once more-- actually in thanks to the poster above me, Regula, as I clicked her username on a different comment section and followed the name itself here. Regula is utterly fantastic; it is dignified, intelligent, enigmatic, draped in lace yet still very secure, durable, and tenacious. It has a sort of "out of reach" and shadowy, clever story-quality to it -- but it is a name that actually can be put to use, unlike many literary-sounding names.
A beautiful name (yes, I love my name) – but if you want to give it to your child, be aware that a lot of people – especially in English – have trouble pronouncing it (or even remembering it).
Although Regula is indeed the feminine version of Regulus, the early Christian context in which the name first appeared makes the meaning "rule", "ruler" (in the sense of measuring device) much more plausible. Most bearers of the name are either Swiss or of Swiss decent, to be precise, from the Zuerich area, from Chur in the canton of Graubuenden or, more rarely, from Andermatt in the canton of Uri where the relics of the Zurich town saint were brought during the Reformation.
Name day is September 11 (according to the liturgical calendar of the former diocese of Constance).
This name reminds me of arugula, that lettuce-type stuff.
This is the Latin word for rule.
Is this name related to the word regular?

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