Quick Facts on Raegan
- American, Irish
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Characteristics of Raegan
Etymology & Historical Origin - Raegan
Raegan is an Americanized respelling of Reagan, coming from an old Irish surname “Ó Riagáin” (a descendent of Riagán) – which in turn originated from the Gaelic "riodhgach" meaning ‘impulsive.’ The Ó Riagáins were widespread in medieval Irish kingdoms and important because they were very active against the Viking invaders. We think most would agree that “impulsive” is a charming meaning reflective of those feisty Irish natures. As a given name, Reagan became popularized in the United States as a unisex name (apparently in honor of President Ronald Reagan). Regan, however, has long been considered a female given name (Shakespeare used Regan for one of his characters in King Lear). The spelling of Raegan is very American. For most other English-speakers, this would be considered a misspelling.
Popularity of the Name Raegan
When we first saw this name, we instantly thought that a few thousand parents collectively misspelled the name Reagan or Regan. Then we realized – oh, what an American thing to do – make up new spellings “just because we can”. We have to admit, Raegan looks funny, but we “get it” – the “Rae” prefix gives the unisex name added femininity and/or uniqueness. But quite honestly, it kinda looks like you don’t know how to spell. What’s remarkable though is that a lot of fellow-parents are on your side. Who would have thunk? The spelling of Raegan (first introduced on the charts in 1997) is now given to nearly 25% of baby Reagan girls out there on an annual basis. Reagan has 66% market share and Regan gets 10%. For all intents and purposes, Reagan is a pretty popular female name, so Raegan has been riding her coattails and showing improvement on the charts over the years. We do prefer the “RAY”-gin pronunciation over “REE”-gin, and the spelling of Raegan makes it clearer. The “impulsive” etymology of this name is rather charming, but hopefully you won’t have your hands too full!
Popularity of the Girl Name Raegan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Raegan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Raegan
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Popular Songs on Raegan
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Raegan
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Famous People Named Raegan
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Children of Famous People Named Raegan
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Raegan - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Raegan
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Raegan