Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Kingly, regal
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.