Reign name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Reign

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  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Reign is of Native American origin and means "Sovereign".
  2. A user from Nigeria says the name Reign is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "Wisdom of the wise".
  3. A submission from Northern Mariana Islands says the name Reign means "It's means my brother".
  4. According to a user from South Africa, the name Reign means "Gift of God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Reign
  1. Royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion."He who like a father held his reign." [Pope.]"Saturn's sons received the threefold reign Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath." [Prior.]
  2. The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion.(Obs)"God] him bereft the regne that he had." [Chaucer.]
  3. The time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth.

Etymology: OE. regne, OF. reigne regne, F. règne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal Regimen

verb Reign
  1. To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule."We will not have this man to reign over us." [Luke xix. 14.]"Shall Banquo's issue ever Reign in this kingdom?" [Shak.]
  2. Hence, to be predominant; to prevail."Pestilent diseases which commonly reignin summer." [Bacon.]
  3. To have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule."Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body." [Rom. vi. 12.]
    synonyms: To rule; govern; direct; control; prevail.

Etymology: OE. regnen reinen, OF. regner, F. régner, fr. L. regnare, fr. regnum. See Reign (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
  2. The period during which a monarch is sovereign ("during the reign of Henry VIII")
  3. A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful ("he was helpless under the reign of his egotism")
  4. Have sovereign power ("Henry VIII reigned for a long time")
  5. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance ("Money reigns supreme here")

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reign

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reign

Tasha Reign

Tasha was given the name Rachel Swimmer on January 15th, 1989 in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.

P Reign

P Reign is a hip hop music songwriter and rapping. His ongoing career started in 2008. P was born on January 8th, 1986. P is also known as The King, The Canadian Dream, and The King of Da North.


Fun Facts about the name Reign

  • What name lists does Reign rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Reign? Reign is the 4,064th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Reign have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,658 babies born with the first name Reign in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reign to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reign? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Reign first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reign is Wednesday, January 20th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Reign born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reign was in 2019 with a total of 787 babies.
  • Random Reign Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reign ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 11 babies in District of Columbia have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Reign: The name spelled backwards is Ngier. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ering. How do you pronounce that?
  • Reign name meaning

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