Meaning and Origin of: Regis

Save Name

First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Kingly, regal

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French (Régis) : occupational name for a local dignitary, from a derivative of Old French régir ‘to rule or manage’.
  • French (Régis) and English : from Latin regis, genitive case of rex ‘king’, perhaps an occupational name for someone employed in the royal household, or a patronymic from a nickname.
  • Italian : from Re, probably from an ablative form.
  • German : habitational name from a place so named in Saxony.