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Boy Name: Regis

Name: Regis
Pronunciation: \r(e)-gis\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: kingly
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Rex, Rochus
Similar Names: Regin, Rees, Regen, Regino, Remus, Reyes
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10312


Regis \r(e)-gis\ as a boy's name is pronounced REE-jis. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Regis is "kingly". French surname used as given name. There are Catholic schools called "Regis" (the king here refers to Jesus). Familiar today due to TV morning show host Regis Philbin of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee".

Baby names that sound like Regis are Rex and Rochus. Other similar baby names are Regin, Rees, Regen, Regino, Remus and Reyes.


Regis is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10312 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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