Virgil name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Virgil mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Virgil

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Virgil is of Latin origin and means "Staff bearer".
  2. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Virgil means "Vigil, Vigilant, or Vigilance".
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  1. A Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)

From Middle English Vyrgyle, from Latin Virgilius, from the Roman clan name Vergilius, of unknown meaning.

  1. Pūblius Vergilius Marō (70-19 BCE), Roman epic writer from the Augustan period, best known for writing the Aeneid.
  2. (mainly US) A male given name from Latin.

Notable Persons Named Virgil

Notable Persons Named Virgil


Virgil is an epic poetry, didacticism, and pastoral poet. Virgil was given the name Publius Vergilius Maro in Virgilio, Lombardy.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., Willem II (football club), FC Groningen, Celtic F.C., Netherlands national under-19 football team, Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Netherlands national football team. Virgil was born on July 8th, 1991 in Breda, Netherlands.

Virgil Walter Earp

Virgil Walter Earp was a union soldier, constable, deputy u.s. marshal, town marshal, farmer, rail construction, stagecoach driver, sawyer, mailman, prospector, and saloon-keeper. Virgil was born as the child of Nicholas Porter Earp on July 18th, 1843 in Hartford, Kentucky. He passed away on October 19th, 1905.

Virgil Sollozzo

Virgil Sollozzo is a fictional character.

Virgil Goode

Virgil Goode is an office holder. His military service ended in 1975. Virgil was born on October 17th, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia.

Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson was a composer and critic. Virgil was born on November 25th, 1896 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on September 30th, 1989.

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    Baseball Player
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    Mayor of Lansing
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    Maryland Governor's Executive Council
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    Retired Educator in Lubbock

Notable Persons With the Last Name Virgil

Notable Persons With the Last Name Virgil


Virgil is an epic poetry, didacticism, and pastoral poet. Virgil was given the name Publius Vergilius Maro in Virgilio, Lombardy.


Turk is a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapper, vocalist, rapping, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Turk was given the name Tab Virgil, Jr. on February 8th, 1981 in New Orleans. Turk is also known as Young Turk and Lil' Turk.

Ozzie Virgil

Ozzie Virgil is a baseball player. Ozzie was born on May 17th, 1932 in Monte Cristi Province.

Lawrence Virgil

Lawrence Virgil is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. Lawrence was born on January 20th, 1991.

Pedro Virgil

Pedro Virgil is a noted fashion photographer. Pedro was born on August 28th, 1973 in Savusavu, Fiji Islands.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Virgil U.S.
  White 35.00% 64.26%
  African American 48.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Virgil

People with the last name Virgil are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Virgil

  • What name lists does Virgil rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Virgil? Virgil is the 815th most popular name of all time. As a last name Virgil was the 11,466th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Virgil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72,816 babies born with the first name Virgil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Virgil to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Virgil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 81 new born babies.
  • When was Virgil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Virgil is Monday, January 18th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Virgil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Virgil was in 1921 with a total of 1,830 babies. That's a lot of babies named Virgil!
  • Random Virgil Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Virgil ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 113 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Virgil: The name spelled backwards is Ligriv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iglriv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Virgil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,746 people with the last name Virgil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Virgil? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Virgil as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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