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Reagan Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \re(a)-gan\
Number in U.S 👶 62,000
Rate in 2021 263
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Irish

Reagan : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning of name Reagan:

Reagan is an Irish surname that has morphed into a unisex name in modern times. The clan name Ó Riagáin indicates a descendant of Riagán. The personal name Ryagan developed from the Irish Gaelic "riodhgach" meaning "impulsive." The Riagáins or They have become widespread in the Irish and important medieval kingdoms, since they were very active against the Viking invaders. As a given name, Reagan made popular in the United States something to say in honor of the 40th President Ronald Reagan of the United States. However, Reagan's name appeared on US lists for babies before Reagan's term. Its initial use was probably more in response to the emerging popularity of Irish names in the 1970s.


The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities strive for efforts and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. Obstacles are met head-on with such mental stamina and energy that it is best to step aside. They resent order taking, so don't try telling them what to do either. They are an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than classifieds. They have a propensity to become bored and will quickly move on to the next project if not challenged properly. They are the ones who think up and put brilliant new ideas into action, but they are not the one who should stay and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are clearly original.


Reagan is a given name used for both girls and boys in the United States, although it is slightly more popular for girls. In fact, the name is expected to make the child's Top 1000 list in the next couple of years (which basically means the name has so little use for babies in the US right now it's barely detectable). It just hasn't managed to gain a foothold as a masculine name. For women, however, the story is a bit different. Reagan debuted on the female charts in 1975, perhaps inspired by the character of Regan MacNeil in the classic horror film "The Exorcist" (released in late 1973). 1975 also marks the year Ronald Reagan stepped down as Governor of the State of California. Mostly, however, we believe the parents were inspired by the “Irishness” of the name. Reagan slipped out of the girl's series for a time, but returned in the early 1990s, jumping more than 600 positions on the girl's nomenclature charts in just five years. Reagan has yet to secure a spot on the Top 100 most favored girl's name list, but she seems headed that way. For boys, Reagan first appeared on the charts in 1996 and hasn't seen the same successful use as her female counterpart. Despite her likely association with our 40th US president, Reagan still has a simple elegance as a woman's name. We also like the “impulsive”.

Famous people named Reagan

Reagan Gomez-Preston (actress)

Reagan Maui'a (soccer player)

Reagan Gomez-Preston (actress)

Reagan Maui'a (soccer player)

Reagan Gomez-Preston (actress) Reagan Maui'a (soccer player )


The number 1 for the name Reagan means the planet Sun. The unit for the name Reagan is the original, the source of everything. This number is part of any other number. People with the name Reagan, whose patron planet is the Sun, are by nature very strong personalities, as a rule, leaders. They succeed in almost everything they do. People of the Sun named Reagan have such character traits as the desire for power, generosity, justice, responsibility, initiative. Harmonious relations in this category will develop with people of the same group.


Reagan's name is red. People with the name Reagan, wearing red, are very kind and sympathetic, they will always come to the rescue, but they will wait for a response. Among the owners of the Reagan name there are many leaders who lead to the end to the goal, demanding full dedication from the followers, which is why they are often disliked. Bearers of the Reagan name are true friends, but, alas, they do not have so many friends. Positive character traits for people with the name Reagan are kindness, responsiveness, leadership. Negative character traits for people with the name Reagan are selfishness, intolerance for the vices of others.

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12/1/2022 10:59:34 AM

I love the name Reagan. I don't think it is a fad name, as I went to school with 2 Reagans in the early 70's. My 6 year old daughter is named Reagan and we have yet to meet another little girl with the'same name. I have liked the name for at least 20 years. It is a strong, easily pronounced, and somewhat unusual name.

11/28/2022 5:27:20 PM

we are of Indian origin ( India). We love the name aiden. It'sounds beautiful with my husband's last name. Aiden Chandler Dakshina. He is going places with that name.

11/25/2022 10:23:58 AM

My name is Reagan and I LOVE it! (I'm a girl) I only know two other Reagans that are around my age. We all go to different schools. I'm 17 and they are like 14 and 15. I guess there are a lot of little Reagans running around now. My name couldn't be more perfect.

11/18/2022 1:11:04 AM

My friend has a girl named Reagan. I don't think of a president when I see her, I think of it as a new twist on Meagan.

11/13/2022 3:58:20 PM

We are naming our baby girl this in January when she arrives. Some people really like the name, othe's like my Grandmother thought I'made it up. I recently heard a character in a movie named Hadley. I think it is feminine without being too trendy.

11/5/2022 1:22:06 AM

do some research, the name reagan is not a new name. I'might be a "fad" due to it recently becoming popular. PS: Do not name your son reagan, it is a girls name

10/20/2022 8:21:30 PM

my name is reagan(ray-gin)elaine and i found that people cant pronounce it or spell it right sometimes and ive been put on the boys names list in school before but i love my name

10/12/2022 4:55:20 PM

I love it! We named one of our twin girls Reagan and it was partly inspired by the Gipper. I kept saying that'she looked like Ronald Reagan as a newborn and on the 3rd day after just calling her Reagan as a nickname we decided that it worked and we officially named her Reagan. :D

10/10/2022 4:40:30 AM

We are having our son in July. His name will be Easton. I'm a school teacher and I run out of names really quick. This is an unusual name. We have Easton Grant picked out.

10/3/2022 10:26:54 AM

We named our daughter, Anneliese. She is two now. We pronounce it "Ahna-Lisa" or "Ahna-leeza." Lots of people say 'Ana-lees' just so you are prepared for lots of mispronunciations. We like the meaning though - "God's blessing" We have also ran into several other little girls with the'same name'so It'seems to be getting more popular.

10/1/2022 10:35:38 PM

I think this name is gaining popularity! I named my daughter Reagan because its Irish, like my name, and, to me, It'sounds strong. Although I have yet to meet another Reagan, I hear often from people who know of someone who is named or named their child Reagan. I think It's positively beautiful!

9/30/2022 10:47:20 PM

I felt that it was difficult to grow up with an unusual name. I was born in 1975. The name Reagan for a girl was very unusual. I was pretty shy, and my unusual name always called attention to myself. Now I like my name and I think that It's cool to have a unique name.

9/28/2022 10:00:12 PM

My name is Reagen, and It's difficult because I'm the only person that'spells it like that, so it always autocorrects to "Reagan"

9/26/2022 6:34:22 PM

My daugther is 5 months old,her name is Reagan Camil Mildred.I love her name and I hope she will too.

9/16/2022 11:10:04 PM

My name is Reagan Elizabeth, and I love it! It's a unique name for a 13 year old, and even for older or younger people. Although a lot of people make jokes about Ronald Reagan, I couldn't see myself with any other name!

9/15/2022 10:28:52 PM

were expecting march 12 2021 we love sadie jaye.... thats cute

9/15/2022 8:07:48 PM

We are going to name our son Xander. We LOVE the name despite some strange comments from family and friends. You can't make everyone happy!

9/14/2022 9:30:02 PM

My name is Reagan. As a child growing up I didn't like it because I was the only one. Now, I'm used to it because of the countless Ronald Reagan comments. I don't care if he was a great president or not, I just don't want that to be the first thing to come out of peoples' mouths! I also don't like when people call me Ree-gan. It's Ray, like a ray of light! I hope as time goes on this name becomes more popular. Even'though I am an adult, and comfortable with myself, I still wish for a name that is more normal! And yes, Reagan can be for both boys and girls... i've met a few of both in my life. Keep naming your babies Reagan so the rest of us Reagans have company!! Great post!!

9/13/2022 8:28:14 AM

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. ?There are certainly a whole lot of purticalars like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice level to convey up. I supply the thoughts above as normal inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you carry up where a very powerful thing will likely be working in trustworthy good faith. I don't know if greatest practices have emerged around things like that, but I'm sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Each girls and boys feel the impression of just a moment pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

9/13/2022 7:17:42 AM

Our 2.5 year old daughter was born on Feb. 19, 2019. He had picked both a boy's name and a girl's name, as we did not find out what we were having. My wife is a naturalized US citizen who shares the late president's birthday. We are both independent-minded (read stubborn) conservatives who love the 40th president of the United States. We joked with everyone that if we had a boy or girl it did not matter as they would have been named after great men. Our would-be son would have been named after his great-grandfather. However, if you haven't guessed yet or looked up Feb. 19, 2019, it just happened to be President's Day that year, so it was very fitting that we had a girl. She too is an independent-minded young lady with a personality that the late president would have enjoyed. We have our out-going, little actress, Reagan Delaney. I am withholding our last name.

9/11/2022 10:02:10 AM

People usually call me Rachel on accident. Or the pronounce it Ree-gen. I only know one other person named Reagan. I think the correct way to say it is Rae-gan.

9/9/2022 4:35:52 PM

I love the name. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and this is one of the names that we both like! =) Sounds like a pretty and confident name to us. We also love Ronald Reagan, so we don't mind if it reminds people of the former president. We would pronounce it like his name anyway.

9/4/2022 6:09:38 PM

I named my baby girl Reagan. For a long time, she was supposed to be Ava, but it became a top 5 name in the U.S. and we wanted to be a little more original. THough, I still love the name Reagan, I can't get over not naming her Ava. THe comments on this site made me feel better about her name. I hope she will like the uniqueness of her name. SHe is a beautiful baby, and I think the name Reagan suits her well.

8/26/2022 9:18:18 PM

My daughter is also Regan Elizabeth. People always comment on how much they love the name!

7/25/2022 11:27:00 PM

I am thinking about naming my daughter Regan. I absolutely loathe the president, but my son's name is Zephyr after the beach Zephyr Cove where my husband and I grew up in Lake Tahoe and Regan is the beach in Tahoe where I got married. There is also a memorial bench for my husband's mother and grandmother at Regan beach. Middle names I'm considering are: Regan Ashlin Regan McKenzie Regan Rose Regan Taylor Regan Adora Regan Breann Regan Olivia

7/14/2022 6:32:42 AM

My husband and I are expecting a baby girl in June and her name is going to be Raegan Marie. He didn't like it at first, but the more I say it, the more It's growing on him! I don't know anyone with the name, but I love it!

6/28/2022 3:30:00 AM

After what we've read about male names, we're going for Reagan as the name for our next baby. We want a name that is unique for our son.

5/21/2022 8:37:48 PM

I prefer the name for a boy. It'sounds more strong and masculine than soft and feminine. didn't it begin as a boy's name?

5/13/2022 11:19:48 AM

I just named my little girl Reagan after the President and the name and its namesake embody all the things I hope for her. Here's to all the Reagans of the world!

4/12/2022 10:31:12 AM

Hey my name is Reagan. I love the name its great,but i get called megan and megan with an R.My nick names are Ray,Ray Ray,and Rasin. P.S. I'm 11 years old! :-)

3/28/2022 9:05:42 AM

I am due in October and if we have a girl we want to name her Reagan Marie. I love the name and I also loved the President so I think it is perfect. :)

3/8/2022 8:36:54 PM

I am expecting in December 2020, and if the baby is a girl, her name will be Reagan. Her middle name will be either Allison (my middle name) or Amelia, after my grandmother Milly. I love it.

2/16/2022 10:59:06 PM

I am getting a golden retri'ver puppy in July and she will be named Reagan! In honor of one of the'smartest men of our time! We do need another Reagan in the White House, sooner rather than later! I also love the name because it is Irish and means nobility or royalty!

2/13/2022 4:17:42 PM

We named our daughter Reagan. I like the name a lot. While we are political, we did not name her after the former president.

2/6/2022 2:12:36 AM

My first daughter is Rylee Jane and our next daughter, due Feb. 2018, will be Reagan Lynn :)) Love both of the names!

1/15/2022 3:58:48 PM

It is a fad name. One cannot even find it before 2006. While it is currently number 89 for girl's names, my nephew named his son Reagan a couple of years ago. My son now proposes to name his daughter Reagan. I think it is nice when a name at least indicates gender.

1/9/2022 2:29:42 PM

My name is Reagan, middle name Michelle. My parents named me after the president. My brothe's and sister are all named after presidents. I think my name'suits me well. Many people pronouce it Ree-gan but its ray- gun

1/9/2022 1:41:06 AM

I was born Ragan in 1986. It never gets spelled correctly, of course, but that didn't bother me as much as being called Ronald when I was a kid. I tell people now that my parents weren't big spellers. The truth is my sister, who named me, thinks the letter "e" is masculine. As a little girl, I would've given anything to be Heather or Jennifer or one of those other names that came printed on pencils or barrettes. As an adult, I relish having a moniker that'stands out. I also realize that there are far worse things than being called Ronald - like wearing hairbows with your name on them.

1/2/2022 8:38:42 AM

I had the cutest little girl in my class named Reagan... usually teache's have a difficult time with names because of associations... but this is at the top of my list!

12/24/2021 5:57:36 AM

I don't like it. It doesn't sound girly to me at all.

12/20/2021 5:53:06 AM

not true at all that the name was never used before 2006. i went to high school with a girl named reagan and she was two years ahead of me, so today she would be about 26 years old. love the name for botha boy or a girl...i think i like it better for a girl's name though

11/30/2021 2:39:36 PM

Reagan is a irish name that is unisex which means little ruler. Not too shabby since we could of named our daughter coco or apple. We wanted to give our child a power name. So in defense, if your looking to follow the crowd with a fad name then'this is not the name to chose

11/20/2021 12:17:24 AM

I Love this name..I picked it out for my first born grandaughter...Yes another Reagan Elizabeth (Little Ruler) and a queen of sorts!

11/19/2021 8:44:06 AM

I am pregnant and will use this name for a girl b/c I love it. I am considering using it for a boy as well.

10/29/2021 9:29:06 AM

everyone who names their child this, is setting it up for an exorcI'm! lol......

10/11/2021 8:35:06 PM

My name is Reagan, and I was born in 1993. I was not named after the president, but rather after a friend of the family, and for It's celtic meaning or "regal". I disagree with the last post saying that It's a fad, and is not found before 2006.... I'm proof. There was also another Reagan that I'met who was born in 1987....

10/6/2021 12:29:06 PM

I am a mother of a 1 YO named Reagan (Ray-gun) and also call her Ray, Ray Ray, or Reggie! Funny thing, Mr. Conservative, my 3 YO is named Delaney!

10/3/2021 2:01:48 PM

My name is Raegan and my middle name is 'Ann'. I love it whan people tell me how pretty and unique my name is. Raegan, UK.

9/17/2021 10:52:48 PM

We are having a son this summer and are going to name him Walker Collins. Collins is a family name. We love the name and our friends and family do too!

8/23/2021 5:15:18 AM

My name is Reagan, and I absolutely love it. I always have people telling me they love my name and they want to name their child Reagan. I love the unique-ness it offers without being strange and hard to pronounce! :)

7/26/2021 9:12:00 PM

My wife and I just had twin girls named Reagan Elizabeth and Madison Danielle...both named after presidents.

7/23/2021 3:25:30 PM

My daughter's name is Reagan Larae. I knew when I was 11 if i ever had a daughter I'd name her Reagan. Some people do call her REEGAN at first or MEGAN. We've met 12 Reagans in 8 years, some girls and some boys. She now has a brother and his name is Grant. I love strong last names as first names that also can't really be nicknamed like Christopher(Chris)

7/21/2021 11:16:12 AM

It'started out as a joke to my democratic inlaws but nothing we came up with worked, even my husband said he was happy with Reagan so we have Reagan Aeryn and it fits her perfectly! She is a strong and sweet little girl with a great sense of humor! It is unique without being ridiculous...

7/6/2021 12:41:42 AM

i love this name!! when i have a child..if its a girl i will call her raygen << (i would spell it like this too) reagan looks like its pronounced ree-gan even'though its not.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Reagan?
The origin of the name Reagan is Irish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Reagan?
Almost 62000 people are named Reagan.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Reagan?
The names of Richard, Raymond, Desmond, Correlle