Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “advise; counsel.”
The name is derived from the Old Norse, regin (advise; counsel).
The name is borne in Norse Mythology by a dwarf, the foster father of Sigurd. Regin goads Sigurd into killing Fafnir (Regin’s brother). Sigurd kills Fafnir with his sword, Gram, he tastes the juices of Fafnir’s heart which gives him the capability to read minds, Sigurd is able to detect that Regin is planning to kill him, so Sigurd chops the dwarf’s head off with Gram.
As of 2010, Regin was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.
Other forms of the name include:
- Rein (Dutch/Estonian/Frisian/German)
- Rien (Dutch)
- Regin (Faroese/Old Norse/Scandinavian)
- Reginn (Icelandic/Old Norse)
- Rögn (Icelandic)