Virgin name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Virgin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vir"gin
  1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.
  2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence.(Archaic)"These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins." [Rev. xiv. 4.]"He his flesh hath overcome; He was a virgin, as he said." [Gower.]
  3. [Astron] See Virgo.
  4. [Zoöl] Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycænidæ.
  5. [Zoöl] A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect.

Etymology: L. virgo -inis: cf. OF. virgine virgene virge vierge, F. vierge

adjective Vir"gin
  1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush." Virginshame." [Cowley.]"Innocence and virgin modesty . . . That would be wooed, and unsought be won." [Milton.]
  2. Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold. " VirginDutch." [G. W. Cable.]"The white cold virgin snow upon my heart." [Shak.]"A few ounces of mutton, with a little virgin oil." [Landor.]
  3. Not yet pregnant; impregnant.
verb Vir"gin
To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it. See It, 5.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22
  2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
  3. A person who has never had sex
  4. In a state of sexual virginity ("a spinster or virgin lady" and "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal")
  5. Being used or worked for the first time ("virgin wool")

Borrowing from Old French virgine, from Latin virginem, accusative of virgō.

  1. A person who has never had sexual intercourse, or sometimes, one who has never engaged in any sexual activity at all.
  2. (informal) One who has never used or experienced a specified thing.
    I've never eaten tofu before – you could say I'm a tofu .
  3. Any of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
  4. A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect.

virgin was also found in the following language(s): Romanian

Notable Persons Named Virgin

Notable Persons Named Virgin

Virgin of Montserrat

Virgin of Montserrat is a saint. They hold the title Our Lady of Montserrat and Patroness of Catalonia.

Virgin of Candelaria

They hold the title Virgin of Candelaria and Saint Patron of the Canary Islands..

Virgin of Mercy

They hold the title Mother of Mercy, Madonna of Mercy, and Our Lady of Mercy.

Virgin of Suyapa

Virgin of Suyapa is a saint. They hold the title Our Lady of Suyapa and Patroness of Honduras.

Virgin of Remedies

They hold the title Virgin of Remedies and Queen of Pampanga.

Virgin of Miracles


Notable Persons With the Last Name Virgin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Virgin

Saint Mary the Holy Virgin

Saint Mary the Holy Virgin was a saint. She holds the title Virgin, The Purified, The Exalted, Mother of Isa, Keeper of Chastity, Mystic, Female Exemplar, Maternal Heroine, Queen of the Saints, Sai'mah, Mustafiah, Rāki’ah, Sājidah, Qānitah, Siddiqah, and Tāhirah. Saint was born in 20 in Jerusalem. She left this life in 100.

Craig Virgin

Craig Virgin is an athlete. Craig was born on August 2nd, 1955 in Belleville, Illinois.

Emily Virgin

Emily was born on October 1st, 1986 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Saint Columba the Virgin

Saint Columba the Virgin was a saint. She holds the title Virgin & Martyr. Saint was born in 5 in Lothian, Scotland probably. She left this life in 6.

Master of the Death of the Virgin

Roy Virgin

Roy Virgin is a cricketer. Roy was born on August 26th, 1939 in Taunton.


Common last names for Virgin

  • Jones
  • Smith

Common first names for Virgin

  • Mary
  • John
  • Robert
  • George
  • Charles
  • Dorothy
  • Margaret
  • Helen
  • Carl
  • Joseph

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Virgin U.S.
  White 75.46% 64.26%
  African American 13.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Virgin

People with the last name Virgin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Virgin

  • How Popular is the name Virgin? Virgin is the 24,657th most popular name of all time. As a last name Virgin was the 13,203rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Virgin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 251 babies born with the first name Virgin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Virgin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Virgin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Virgin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Virgin is Monday, July 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Virgin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Virgin was in 1916 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Virgin Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Virgin is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Virgin: The name spelled backwards is Nigriv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Giivnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Virgin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,315 people with the last name Virgin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Virgin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Virgin as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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