Origin of regina
- queen: now used chiefly in documents, inscriptions, etcCompare Rex
- a city in W Canada, capital and largest city of Saskatchewan: founded in 1882 as Pile O'Bones. Pop: 178 225 (2001)
Word Origin and History for reginal
fem. proper name, from Latin, literally "queen;" related to rex (genitive regis) "king" (see regal). Cf. Sanskrit rajni "queen," Welsh rhyain "maiden, virgin." The city in Canada was named 1882 by the then-governor general of Canada, Marquess of Lorne, in honor of Queen Victoria.