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The name Reagan was popularized in America due to President Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan only held the surname, however. As a first name, Reagan has only been on the charts since the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Its popularity continues to gain, though the name has been around for centuries as it was used as an Irish surname among the noblest.

Meaning of the name Reagan:

Irish: little king
Celtic: regal

Origin of the name Reagan:

Reagan began as an Irish surname for those who were born into royalty or who deserved a royal name. It has been one of the most popular first names that have been used for girls in more recent years, however.

Symbolism of the name Reagan:

The surname Reagan was reserved in Ireland for those who were royal or who had royal backgrounds. This denotes the reasoning behind the meaning of “little king” and of “regal.”

Baby name Reagan


Style of the name Reagan:

The style of the name Reagan is traditional in the sense that it began as an Irish surname among the Gaelic culture. As a first name, however, the baby name Reagan has a new age and modern feel to it.

Gender of the name Reagan:

The baby name Reagan is gender-neutral in that both boys and girls can be given the name. Originally, it was intended for boys, but now, it is more popular among girls.

Pronunciation of the name Reagan:

RAY-gan or RAY-gen

Number of syllables in the name Reagan:

There are two syllables in the baby name Reagan.

Emotion evoked from the name Reagan:

The baby name Reagan is very strong while remaining simple. It is actually a trendy name, however, and denotes a sense of humility though it has a regal background.

Alternative spellings for the name Reagan:

Nicknames for the name Reagan:

  • Ray 
  • Rey
  • Rea
  • Ree
  • RaRa

Popularity of the name Reagan:

In the years 2012 and 2015 to 2017, the name was ranked in the high 90s by the Social Security Popularity Index, putting it on the top 100 list. It only entered the rankings in 1975, around the time that Ronald Reagan was president, however, at number 947. The name has been on the top 200 list in the past three years, with 2020 leaving it at number 114.

Related names for the name Reagan:

Great middle names for Reagan and their meanings:

  • Lynn (lake)
  • Olivia (olive tree, ancestor's descendent)
  • Nicole (victory of the people)
  • Faith (confidence, trust, belief)
  • Lucy (as of light)
  • Jane (Yahweh is gracious/merciful)
  • Elizabeth (God is my oath)

Famous people with the name Reagan:

  • Reagan Strange (pop singer)
  • Reagan Gomez-Preston (actress, “That 70's Show”)
  • Reagan Sheppeard (model)
  • Reagan James (pop singer)
  • Reagan Fernandez (actress, “The Kicks”)

Reagans in popular culture:

  • Reagan (character in “Fangirl”)
  • Reagan (character in television show “Faking It”)
  • Reagan (character in teleiviosn show “New Girl”)
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