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Virginia meaning and name origin
Virginia \v(i)-rgi-nia, vir-ginia\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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, Virgena, Virgene, Virge, Virgenya, Virgie, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia and Virgy.
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Popularity of Virginia
Virginia is a very popular first name for women (#35 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#36560 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Virginia compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Virginia only.