Of Latin origin.

Derives from the Ancient Roman family name “Virginius”, of unknown meaning.

Sources mention the name may be associated with the Latin word “virgo”, meaning “maid”, “virgin”.

According to legend, Virginia was a Roman girl killed by her father in order to save her from seduction by a crooked official.

This was the name of the first English baby girl born in the New World, in 1587.

She was named after the Colony of Virginia.

Virginia is also one of the United States of America. This state was named by Sir Walter Raleigh in honor of Elizabeth I, Queen of England, known as the Virgin Queen.

Variants of the name are: Virginie, Verginia, Gina, Geena, Virge, Ginger, Ginny, Gena, Gigi.

Famous bearers are Virginia Woolf, Virginia Madsen, Virginia Hensley (birth name of American singer Patsy Cline), Virginia McKenna, Virginia Mayo, Virginia Hamilton.