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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 females (#35 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#36560 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Virginia name in U.S.
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