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Girl Name: Virginia

Name: Virginia
Pronunciation: \v(i)-rgi-nia, vir-ginia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: maiden
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Genya, Gigi, Gina, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginger, Gingia, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Ginya, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jinia, Jinjer, Jinnie, Jinny, Verginia, Verginya, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virge, Virgenya, Virgie, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia, Virgy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 35
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 36560

Description

Virginia \v(i)-rgi-nia, vir-ginia\ as a girl's name is pronounced vir-JIN-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Virginia is "maiden". The name was originally spelled Verginia, and was the feminine form of an ancient Roman clan name, Verginius. With time, its spelling changed due to its association with the Latin term "virgo", meaning "maiden". This meaning has been used for the name ever since. Popular in America since the mid 19th century; the first child born in America was Virginia Dare, in 1597. The state of Virginia was named as homage to the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I. Author Virginia Woolf; tennis player Virginia Wade.

Virginia has 37 variant forms: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Genya, Gigi, Gina, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginger, Gingia, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Ginya, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jinia, Jinjer, Jinnie, Jinny, Verginia, Verginya, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virge, Virgenya, Virgie, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia and Virgy.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Virginia.

Popularity

Virginia is a very popular first name for women (#35 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#36560 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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