Meaning and Name Origin
Gigi \gi-gi\ as a girls' name is pronounced JEE-jee, zhee-ZHEE. It is of French origin. Pet form of names like Georgina, Virginia, etc. Literary: the name of a young girl in a French novel by Colette, later made into an award-winning stage play and movie musical, with glamorous and "gamine" charm given the name by Leslie Caron's performance.
For more information, see also the related girl name Gilberte.
Gigi has 48 more different forms via Georgina, Virginia: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Genya, Georgeanne, Georgeina, Georgejean, Georgena, Georgene▼, Georgiana▼, Georgianna▼, Georgianne, Georgienne, Georgine, Georgyana, Georjette, Gina▼, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginger▼, Gingia, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Ginya, Giorgina, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jinia, Jinjer, Jinnie, Jinny, Verginia, Verginya, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virgenya, Virgie▼, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia and Virgy.
Gigi is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2163 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gigi for girls. Gigi was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #884 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gigi and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Gigi listed in the Top 1000 are Virginia (#581 last year), Ginger, Ginny, Virgie, Gina, Jenelle, Georgiana, Georgianna, Georgina, Georgine and Georgene. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions like Ginger, Virgie, Gina, Georgina and Georgiana falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Giza. This name tends to be less commonly used than Gigi.