What does Virginia mean?
Virginia /vir-gin-ia/ [4 sylls.] 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 38 variants: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Genya, Gigi, Gina▼, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginette, 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.Kreatif forms: Viginia, Vilginia. [more]
How popular is Virginia?
Virginia is a very popular first name for women (#35 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#47654 out of 150436, Top 32%). (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. in the 1920s, and is presently at #581. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Virginia (#581 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Virgie, Jenelle, Ginny, Gina, Ginger and Gigi. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.391%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0599%, ▼84.7%), with the versions Ginger, Gina, Virgie and Virginia becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Virginia and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)