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It's the name of Ron Weasly's little sister in Harry Potter.
catgirl  5/18/2005
It is also the pet form of Ginerva as seen in Harry Potter.
Gianna  6/6/2005
A correction on the above statement: Ginny is used as a pet form of Ginevra, not Ginerva, in the Harry Potter books.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2005
Ginny Aiken is the name of a Christian writer. I have only read one of her books so far, but I LOVED it. It's called Light of my Heart. You should read it...
― Anonymous User  9/4/2005
A famous bearer is J. K. Rowling's fictional character Ginny Weasley.
CoBy  4/30/2006
Ginny is cool name, it reminds of my favorite book.
Taria  5/30/2006
It sounds a bit like Gin or Jenny in a New Zealand accent.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
Ginny Owens is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
I hate this name. As a Harry Potter fan, when I see this name, I think of it as the pet form of Ginevra. I LOVE that name, and "Ginny" is just a childish insult to it.

Many people hear it and spell it Jenny - which is much too common to be associated with Ginevra, even by mistake.
Emmasj  1/12/2007
It's just a name, Emmasj. It's not that serious.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
I also like Ginevra and dislike Ginny. However, it seems to me that a name like Ginevra needs a nickname, and Ginny is the most logical one; it's interesting that Ginevra seems very mature and elegant to me while Ginny is sort of down to earth and childish.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
I picture a girl with locks and dressed in a checkered dress and a percale apron, running down a field.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2007
In addition to Virginia, Ginny can also be used as the pet form of Ginevra, Ginette and Ginger.
Pippin  4/18/2008
I have always really liked this name. There's a warmth and friendliness to it.

I first heard it from the show Little House on the Prairie. The character named Ginny was either a cousin or sister to the main character Laura Ingles.

I would think it could be a nickname for not only Virginia, but also Genevieve and Ginger. I probably wouldn't use it by itself, but as a nickname I love it!
mom2zeke  2/9/2009
I've also heard Ginny used as a nickname for Guinevere and Genevieve.
Hannah Ruth  3/14/2010
It's an okay name. But for some reason, I always want to pronounce it with a hard G, which would make for a hideous name!
Black_X  6/27/2010
Also could be Ginevra.
mavramccormick  12/2/2010
An adorable name. Along with Ginevra, Genevieve, Virginia and Guinevere as already mentioned, the name Ginny could also be used as a nickname for Giovanna, Geneva and Juniper.
vomiting  2/2/2011
Can also be an abbreviation for Ginevra, as in the Harry Potter novels.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2013
Diminutive of Virginia AS WELL as Ginevra.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2014
Ginny was the name of Harry Potter's wife/Ron Weasley's sister.
Half-Blood Princess  3/12/2016
The name Ginny was given to 20 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
On the show The Middle, Ginny is the name of Frankie's elderly aunt.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2017

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