The name Queenie is an affectionate, or pet use, of the term "queen", and is thought to be derived from the Old English word "cwen", meaning 'woman' rather than a reference to the monarch or his wife.

As a first name it can also mean "Royal Lady" or "Ruler". In this sense the name is also used as a nickname or pet name for a girl who shares her first name with a Queen. As such, it was popular name during the Victorian era in the British Empire. It was once very popular in London's East End.

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  • Queenie Chu (born 1981), Hong Kong television presenter and actress
  • Q. D. Leavis (1900–1982), English literary critic and essayist
  • Queenie McKenzie (c. 1930 – 1998), indigenous Australian artist
  • Queenie Rosson (1889–1978), American silent film actress
  • Queenie Smith (1898–1978), American stage, film and television actress
  • Queenie Thomas (1898–1977), British actress
  • Queenie Watts (1926–1980), English actress and singer
  • Queenie Ashton (1903–1999), stage name of British-born soprano and English and Australian character actress Ethel Muriel Cover (née Ashton)
  • Queenie Chong, Brunei businessperson and politician

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  • Queenie Leighton (1874–1943), stage name of British music hall star Lilian Caroline Augusta Rickard
  • Queenie Leonard (1905–2002), stage name of English character actress and singer Pearl Walker
  • Queenie, a performer in the English pop quintet King (pop band)
  • Queenie Williams (1896–1962), stage name of Australian actress Alfreda Ina Williams

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