Meaning and name origin
Gigi \gi-gi\ as a girl's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2163 out of 4276, Top 51%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gigi for girls. Gigi reached its highest rank of #884 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gigi and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Virginia (#581), Gigi and Georgina. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Giza. This name tends to be less commonly used than Gigi.