François-Régis, Régis

Gender: Masculine
Origin: French
Fre (HRAY-ZHEE); Eng (REE-jis)

The name is from a Catalan surname meaning, “ruler” and was originally bestowed as a double name, (in conjunction with François) in reference to a 16th-century French saint, known in English as Francis Regis or just plain Regis.

The name is borne by American TV host, Regis Philbin (b.1931).

The designated name-day in France is June 16.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/6.php
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Francis_Regis
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