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Boy Name: Virgil

Name: Virgil
Pronunciation: \v(i)-rgil, vir-gil\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Fergall, Forgael
Variant forms: Verge, Vergil, Vergilio, Virgilio
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 283
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6943


Virgil \v(i)-rgil, vir-gil\ as a boy's name is pronounced VER-jil. It is of Latin origin. From Vergilius. Clan name: possibly means "staff bearer", referring to the staff's use as part of official insignia in ancient Rome. The writings of Virgil, the Roman poet-philosopher, have provided classic texts for the study of Roman history and the Latin language for the past 2,000 years. Composer Virgil Thomson.

Virgil has 4 variant forms: Verge, Vergil, Vergilio and Virgilio.

Baby names that sound like Virgil are Fergall and Forgael.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Virgil.


Virgil is a very popular first name for men (#283 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6943 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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