Eng (reh-JEE-nah); Old Eng (reh-JYE-nah); It (ray-JEE-nah); Sp (rey-HEE-nah); Pol/Russ (reh-GHEE-nah).
The name is of late Latin origins and in the Middle Ages, was popularized by a French saint.
Saint Reine/Regina was a virgin martyr whose cult was especially popular in the area of Autun France. Her feast day is September 7th.
In Medieval England, the name was used as a epithet for the Virgin Mary, referencing her as Queen of Heaven. The name fell out of usage after the Reformation and was revived in the 19th-century.
Other famous Reginas include a concubine to Emperor Charlemagne (708); she was the mother of Drogo and Hugh.
Currently, the name is borne by Regina Spektor (b.1980).
Other forms include:
Reine (French: archaic)
An obscure Italian male form is Regino.