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What does Gina mean?

Gina Pronunciation of Gina [gi-na] as a girls' name is pronounced GEE-nah. Short form of names ending in -gina, such as Georgina and Regina, or of Virginia. Also a feminine form of Gene, or a variant of Jean. Independent use dates from the 1920s. Actresses Gina Lollobrigida, Geena Davis, Gena Rowlands.


Gina has 9 variants: Geena, Geina, Gena, Genette, Ginette, Ginna, Jeena, Jena and Jenna.

Related girl names: Eugenia, Genevieve and Jina.

28 more relations via Geena, Gena, Gene, Georgina, Jean, Regina, Virginia: Geenia, Geenya, Gene, Genia, Genie, Genny, Genya, Gigi, Ginella, Ginger, Gingia, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Ginya, Jeana, Jinia, Jinny, Jyn, Raina, Raine, Reina, Reine, Reyna, Rina and Riona.

Creative forms:
(female) Ginae, Grina, ..

(male) Ginar, Ginay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gina Analise (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gina?

Gina is a very prominent first name for females (#213 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#70906 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gina reached its apex position of #73 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1967 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Eugenia, Geena, Gena, Gene, Genevieve (#182 a year ago), Genia, Genie, Georgina (#1652), Gigi, Ginger, Ginny, Jean, Jeana, Jena, Jenna (#298), Jina, Raina (#924), Raine, Regina (#520), Reina (#952), Reine, Reyna (#710), Rina and Virginia (#522) are the popular alternative forms of Gina (#1967 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ginnie, are seldom used. These forms of Gina reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (average #1456) and are now much less widespread (#1589, 91.8% less usage), with forms such as Jean becoming less in vogue. Raina, Reina and Reyna are three of the more chic baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gina, Eugenia, Geena, Gena, Gene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Genia, Genie, Georgina, Gigi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ginger, Ginny, Jean, Jeana, Jena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jina, Raina, Raine, Regina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reina, Reine, Reyna, Rina, Virginia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Georgina, Jenna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gina is alike in pronunciation to Genae, Genaya, Genna, Giana, Gianna, Janah, Janea, Janna, Jany, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jianna, Jinae, Jinee, Jinna, Jinnea, Jinni, Joana, Johna, Jona, Jonay, Joni, Jonna and Junia. Other recommended names are Aina, Bina, Dina, Fina, Gaiana, Gana, Ganah, Gayna, Gia, Gila, Gisa, Gita, Giza, Guinna, Gunna, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwinna, Kina, Lina, Mina, Nina, Sina, Tina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gina.

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