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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEE-na(Italian)
JEE-nə(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
VariantsGena, Genie, Ginger, Ginnie, Ginny, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Jinny, Virgee, Virgie, Geena(English) Ina(Swedish) Ina(Norwegian) Ina(Danish)
Masculine FormsAloisio, Alvise, Giorgio, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi(Italian) Eugene, George, Owen, Rex(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLagina(African American) Eugeneia, Eugenia(Ancient Greek) Verginia, Virginia(Ancient Roman) Eukene(Basque) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Gergana, Raina, Rayna, Raya, Zhenya(Bulgarian) Lluïsa(Catalan) Alojzija(Croatian) Evženie, Jiřina, Regina(Czech) Georgina, Louisa, Louise(Dutch) Loviise(Estonian) Loviisa(Finnish) Eugénie, Georgette, Georgine, Louise, Régine, Virginie, Gigi, Lou, Louisette(French) Uxía(Galician) Georgina, Louisa, Louise, Luise, Regina, Regine, Ina(German) Evgenia, Georgia, Louiza(Greek) Györgyi, Lujza, Regina, Györgyike(Hungarian) Regina(Late Roman) Jevgēņija, Jevgeņija, Regīna(Latvian) Liudvika, Regina(Lithuanian) Evgenija(Macedonian) Ruiha(Maori) Eugenia, Ludwika, Luiza, Regina(Polish) Eugênia, Luísa, Regina, Virginia(Portuguese) Luiza(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Eugenia, Luiza, Virginia, Georgeta, Georgiana(Romanian) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya(Russian) Alojzia, Lujza(Slovak) Alojzija(Slovene) Eugenia, Georgina, Luisa, Regina, Reina, Reyes, Virginia, Reyna(Spanish) Yevheniya(Ukrainian) Owena(Welsh)
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