What does Virginia mean?
Virginia \v(i)-rgi-nia, vir-ginia\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virgenya, Virgie▼, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia and Virgy.
Virginia has 1 masculine form: Virginius.
Virginia is a very popular first name for women (#35 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#36560 out of 88799, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Virginia for girls. Virginia reached its peak rank of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is presently at #581. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Virginia and related names. Prominent related forms of Virginia (#581 last year) are Virgie, Jenelle, Ginny, Gina, Ginger and Gigi. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less popular since, with the versions Virgie, Ginger, Gina and Virginia becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)