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National Regina Day – September 7, 2024

National Regina Day is held yearly on September 7. Regina is derived from the Latin language meaning “queen.” St. Regina was a French saint woman said to have lived in the third century. She was a virgin martyr (known in France as Sainte Reine) and has been associated with the name since medieval times. Reginas are known to be brave, bold, and capable of fighting great battles for good causes. They are kind and sensitive to others and can teach and inspire. Friendships and relationships are important to them, and they regard love and affection highly. Reginas are also often artistically gifted, with a vivid imagination, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

History of National Regina Day

Regina was a virgin martyr, and her name was initially given to females in the Middle Ages. However, current Roman Catholics use it more since Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven) is among the titles given to the Virgin Mary.

Regina’s pagan father discarded her after her mother died in childbirth. She was taken in and baptized by a Christian nurse. She was beheaded as a young woman because she refused to give up her Christian beliefs as a condition of her marriage to a Roman pagan provincial governor.

In the Middle Ages, virgin martyrs were highly revered, and children were given the names of beloved saints as a protective measure. This ancient naming custom was exemplified by Regina.

The name was revived in England in the 1800s and spread to other English-speaking countries. Regina is also known by the names Geena, Régine, Gina, Jeanna, and Ina. Regina is now the most popular girl’s name in Hungary, where it ranks in the Top 50.

Regina has been present in America for over a century and is fairly popular. It’s only recently that the name has begun to see a more severe drop in popularity. Regina is regal and queenly, but it’s also rich in Christian (predominantly Catholic) significance.

Regina’s popularity peaked in the 1960s, the only decade in which it was ranked in the Top 100. The name has, however, been on the decline since the 1970s. Regina is most known in recent years for the role depicted by Rachel McAdams in 2004’s “Mean Girls.”

A lovely name for a lovely young lady, Regina’s most common nickname is Gina, but Reggie is another endearing option.

National Regina Day timeline

201 A.D.
Saint Regina is Beheaded

Saint Regina is executed for her unwillingness to renounce her Christian faith.

The Name is Revived

The name is revived in England and spread to other countries.

Regina Peaks in Popularity

Regina achieves Top 100 status among other female names.

Regina’s Popularity Wanes

The usage of the name begins to decline.

National Regina Day FAQs

What is the male form of Regina?

The title is abbreviated as “R” for “Rex” as used in the Commonwealth realms.

Is the Queen called Regina?

“Elizabeth R.” is the Queen’s signature on official documents. Regina (queen) is represented by the R. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was her baptismal name; Regina was not one of her given names.

Is Regina a German name?

Regina can be a German girl name.

National Regina Day Activities

  1. Use the name

    The best way to celebrate National Regina Day is to use the name. Regina is a great name choice for you if you happen to be welcoming a newborn girl during this period.

  2. Find out the meaning of your name

    How much do you know about your given name or surname? If the answer is “not much,” today is a great time to find out more.

  3. Give “Regina” a gift

    National name days are special observances for the name bearers. Give a gift to anyone you know named Regina to celebrate.

5 Amazing Facts About Reginas

  1. Multi-talented

    Reginas are often multi-talented individuals.

  2. Perfectionists

    People named Regina are perfectionists in one aspect or another.

  3. The city of Regina

    Regina is the name of a city in Canada.

  4. Royal adoption

    The Queen of England signs documents using the name Regina.

  5. Royal origins

    Actress Jenna Fischer’s birth name is Regina.

Why We Love National Regina Day

  1. Royal connection

    What’s not to love about a name that translates to "queen?" The history of the name and its modern usage make it a great choice.

  2. Influencing its usage

    Despite its many winning attributes, Regina isn’t the most popular of names. This observance helps to create awareness about the name and will encourage more people to use it.

  3. It celebrates the name-bearers

    Regina Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions of people named Regina to modern society. You can look up famous Reginas and learn more about their accomplishments.

National Regina Day dates

2024September 7Saturday
2025September 7Sunday
2026September 7Monday
2027September 7Tuesday
2028September 7Thursday

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