Meaning and Origin of Regis - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Regis

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Kingly, regal

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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.