GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: JEE-nah (Italian), JEE-nÉ™ (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Genie, Ginger, Ginnie, Ginny, Ina, Jinny, Virgee, Virgie, Geena, Gena, Jeana, Jeanna (English), Ina (Swedish), Ina (Norwegian), Ina (Danish)
MASCULINE FORMS: Giorgio, Luigi (Italian), George (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Lagina (African American), Raya, Zhenya (Bulgarian), Gigi (French), Ina (German), Györgyike (Hungarian), Zhenya (Russian)
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