Virginia name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Virginia

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  1. According to 2 people from Michigan, U.S., the name Virginia means "Fair maiden".
  2. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Virginia is of Roman origin and means "Virgin".
  3. A user from South Africa says the name Virginia means "Young lady".
  4. A submission from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Virginia means "Pure".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vir*gin"i*a
One of the States of the United States of America.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range
  2. A state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
  3. One of the British colonies that formed the United States

From Latin Virginia, feminine form of Virginius or Verginius, a Roman family name, possibly identical with Vergilius. The state was named for Elizabeth I as the Virgin Queen.

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  1. A state of the United States. Official name: Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Synonyms: Old Dominion, State of Virginia, VA, Va., Virg.
  2. (astronomy) 50 Virginia, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name from Latin.
  4. Any of several places, in the United States and elsewhere:
    1. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    2. A town, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
    3. A community in the town of Georgina, Ontario, Canada.
    4. A municipality of Lempira department, Honduras.
    5. A town in County Cavan, Ireland.
    6. A suburb of Monrovia, Liberia.
    7. A gold mining town in Free State, South Africa.
    8. The former name of an unincorporated community in Placer County, California, now Virginiatown.
    9. A city, the county seat of Cass County, Illinois, United States.
    10. A city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Bates County, Missouri, United States.
    12. A village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States.

Virginia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Finnish, Italian, Latin, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Virginia

Notable Persons Named Virginia

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was a novelist, essayist, publisher, critic, and list of essayists. Virginia was given the name Adeline Virginia Stephen on January 25th, 1882 in Kensington, Middlesex, England. She died on March 28th, 1941.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis is an actress, producer, writer, athlete, and model. Her ongoing career started in 1982. Geena was given the name Virginia Elizabeth Davis on January 21st, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts, U.S.

Virginia Vallejo

Virginia Vallejo is a writer, journalist, anchorwoman, media personality, socialite., and television presenter. Virginia was born on August 26th, 1949 in Cartago, Valle del Cauca.

Virginia Madsen

She was most active from 1983 to present. Virginia was given the name Virginia G. Madsen by her parent Elaine Madsen on September 11th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was an actress. She was most prominent from 1925 to present. Ginger was given the name Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16th, 1911 in Independence, Missouri, U.S. She left this life on April 25th, 1995.

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline was a nashville sound, country music, traditional pop music, rockabilly, country pop, honky-tonk, swing music, and gospel music singing. She plays Piano and Vocals. Her career lasted from 1947 to 1963. Patsy was given the name Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8th, 1932 in Gore, Virginia, U.S. Patsy is also known as Ginny and Patsy. She passed away on March 5th, 1963.

  • Lorna Gray
  • Gena Rowlands
  • Ginni Rometty
  • Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
  • Virginia Dare
  • Joan Bennett Kennedy
  • Virginia Mayo
  • Virginia Rappe
  • Virginia Hey
  • Virginia McKenna
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Virginia O'Hanlon
  • Virginia Satir
    Social Work
  • Virginia Grey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Virginia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Virginia


Virginia was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Modena, Reggio, and List of Modenese consorts. Virginia was born as the child of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Camilla Martelli on May 29th, 1568 in Florence. She breathed her last breath on January 15th, 1615.

Joao Virginia

Joao Virginia is an athlete for the Arsenal F.C. Academy.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Virginia U.S.
  White 75.12% 64.26%
  African American 14.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Virginia

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

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Fun Facts about the name Virginia

  • What name lists does Virginia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Virginia? Virginia is the 89th most popular name of all time. As a last name Virginia was the 49,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Virginia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 651,576 babies born with the first name Virginia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Virginia to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Virginia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 213 new born babies.
  • When was Virginia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Virginia is Thursday, December 17th, 1818.
  • What year had the most people named Virginia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Virginia was in 1922 with a total of 19,146 babies. That's a lot of babies named Virginia!
  • Random Virginia Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Virginia ranks 32nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 49 babies in South Dakota have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Virginia: The name spelled backwards is Ainigriv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Griaivni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Virginia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 426 people with the last name Virginia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Virginia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Virginia as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Virginia name meaning

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