Virginia

Virginia - A very unique female name



  Apr 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Virginia, meaning virginal, pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #28. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Virginia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Virginia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Virginia. The baby girl name Virginia was given to 458 baby girls in 2012, ranking #584 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,086 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Virginia peaked in popularity 98 years ago in 1921 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Virginia Madsen
Virginia Mayo
Virginia Farmer


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Virginia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Virginia is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #216 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #1,079.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Virginia is where you live.


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Virginia origin and meaning

Virginia is a 8 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means virginal, pure. To see famous people named Virginia, pop culture references for the name Virginia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Virginia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Virginia, sorted by popularity.

Virgen / Virgina / Virgene / Virgin / Virjean / Virjinia / Vergene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012584
2011565
2010599
2009625
2008560
2007538
2006503
2005446
2004441
2003408
2002372
2001386
2000366
1999359
1998360
1997358
1996292
1995308
1994295
1993266
1992259
1991236
1990216
1989213
1988203
1987211
1986192
1985195
1984188
1983165
1982164
1981159
1980161
1979169
1978165
1977169
1976160
1975156
1974160
1973151
1972165
1971150
1970147
1969138
1968131
1967136
1966121
1965115
1964110
1963103
1962106
1961103
1960102
195993
195885
195775
195675
195566
195461
195353
195249
195147
195043
194939
194836
194734
194631
194528
194426
194325
194223
194123
194021
193921
193822
193716
193614
193516
193415
193315
193214
193112
193012
192911
19289
19278
19268
19257
19247
19237
19227
19216
19207
19197
19187
191710
191610
191512
191414
191315
191220
191125
191028

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina216
Virginia231
West Virginia255
North Carolina290
Alabama340
Tennessee345
Georgia370
Massachusetts424
Utah425
Mississippi465
Maryland482
Michigan510
Colorado576
Indiana593
Iowa594
New York596
Ohio597
Wisconsin601
Louisiana641
Florida675
Minnesota685
Texas718
New Jersey809
Illinois811
Pennsylvania836
Missouri917
California1040
Washington1063
Arizona1079

Even more about Virginia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Virginia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Virginia?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1921
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Virginia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,086
Letter count 8
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +458

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