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Boy Name: Reginald

Name: Reginald
Pronunciation: \r(e)-gina-ld, regi-nald\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: ruler's advisor
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Ragnar, Raines, Ren
Variant forms: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Renato, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Renaud, Renault, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, Reynold, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo, Ronald
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 202

Description

Reginald \r(e)-gina-ld, regi-nald\ as a boy's name is pronounced REJ-a-nold. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Reginald is "ruler's advisor". From Reginaldus, influenced by Latin Regina meaning "queen". Variant of Reynold and Ronald. Popular in Britain in the 19th century. Actor Judge Reinhold; baseball celebrity Reggie Jackson; theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

Reginald has 37 variant forms: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Renato, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Renaud, Renault, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, Reynold, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo and Ronald.

For more information, see also related names Ragnar, Raines and Ren.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Reginald.

Popularity

Reginald is a very popular first name for men (#202 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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