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is an Anglicized form of the Irish
Irish , also known as Irish Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is now spoken as a first language by a minority of Irish people, as well as being a second language of a larger proportion of...
A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name. Many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name"...
("son of Riagáin") derived from the Irish personal name Riagáin
, which meant "little king".
- Bill Regan
William Wright Regan was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from through for the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates...
(1899-1968), a MLB player
- Brian Regan
Brian Regan is a stand-up comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor. His performances are relatively "clean" as he refrains from profanity and off-color humor. Regan's material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with UPS and a visit to an...
, a comedian
- C. Tate Regan
Charles Tate Regan was a British ichthyologist, working mainly around the beginning of the 20th century. He did extensive work on fish classification schemes....
, a British ichthyologist
- Donald Regan
Donald Thomas Regan ,was the 66th United States Secretary of the Treasury, from 1981 to 1985, and Chief of Staff from 1985 to 1987 in the Ronald Reagan Administration, where he advocated "Reaganomics" and tax cuts to create jobs and stimulate production.-Early life:Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts,...
(1918-2003), U.S. treasury secretary and chief of staff to Ronald Reagan
- Geoff Regan
Geoffrey Paul Regan, PC, MP is a Canadian politician. He has the prenomial "the Honourable" and the postnomial "PC" for life by virtue of being made a privy councillor and a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. Regan grew up in a strong political family...
, son of Gerald Regan, Nova Scotia MP and federal Cabinet minister
- Gerald Regan
Gerald Augustine Regan, PC is a Canadian politician, who served as the 19th Premier of Nova Scotia from 1970 to 1978....
, Premier of Nova Scotia and father of Geoff Regan, Laura Regan and Nancy Regan
- Jack Regan
Jack Regan was an Australian rules footballer, who played 196 games with the Collingwood Football Club.Regan was known as The Prince of Fullbacks. He was regarded by many as the greatest fullback of all time but, controversially, was denied a position in the Australian Football League's Team of...
, an Australian rules footballer who played with the Collingwood Football Club
- Judith Regan
Judith Regan is an American editor, producer, book publisher and television and radio talk show host. She is the mother of a son and a daughter and lives in New York City and Los Angeles.-Early life:...
, book publisher
- Laura Regan
Laura Regan is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Jessica Lynch in the TV movie Saving Jessica Lynch.-Private life:...
, Canadian actress, daughter of Gerald Regan
- Linda Regan
Linda Regan is a British actress who has appeared in television and film. She is best known for her role as Yellowcoat April in the British holiday camp sitcom Hi-De-Hi...
, actress, appeared in the British TV show, Hi-de-Hi!
- Mark Regan
Mark 'Ronnie' Regan MBE is an English rugby union player. He has played as a hooker for Bristol, Bath, Leeds Tykes as well as England and the British Lions.-Career:...
, rugby player
- Matt Regan
Matt Regan was one of the original team that launched UK multiformat videogame magazine Mean Machines. He and Julian Rignall started off as the two main reviewers....
, Not quite famous.
- Nancy Regan
Nancy Regan is a Canadian actress, journalist, news anchor, and television personality, most known for her fifteen year tenure as host of CTV's Live at 5, a live news and general interest television program reaching more than a quarter of a million viewers nightly...
, CTV Live at 5 television personality, news anchor, journalist, daughter of Gerald Regan
- Patrick J. Regan, American Medal of Honor recipient
- Regan Harrison
Regan Harrison was an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1990s and 2000s, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as part of the 4×100 m medley relay team....
, an Australian olympian
- Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....
, 40th President of the United States of America
- Terry Regan
Terry Regan is an Australian former professional rugby league player who was New South Wales Country Rugby League Player of the Year in 1981. Regan was a forward with a reputation as a hard-playing, head-on tackler.-Playing career:Regan began his rugby league career playing for Cessnock under...
, Australian rugby league footballer
- Tom Regan
Tom Regan is an American philosopher who specializes in animal rights theory. He is professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University, where he taught from 1967 until his retirement in 2001....
, philosopher and animal rights activist
- Trish Regan
Trish Ann Regan is an American television host, Emmy nominated investigative journalist, financial expert and author...
, American broadcast journalist
Characters in fiction
- Regan (King Lear)
-Role in play:She is the middle child of King Lear's daughters and is married to the Duke of Cornwall. Similarly to her older sister, Goneril, Regan is attracted to Edmund. Both sisters are eager for power and even convince their father with false flattery to hand over his kingdom."Sir, I am madeOf...
, daughter of King Lear in Shakespeare's tragedy of that name
- Regan, a possessed girl who is the central character of the film The Exorcist
The Exorcist is a novel of supernatural suspense by William Peter Blatty, published by Harper & Row in 1971. It was inspired by a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism that Blatty heard about while he was a student in the class of 1950 at Georgetown University, a Jesuit school...
- Jack Regan, protagonist of the British television police drama The Sweeney
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London...