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PronouncedPron.VUR-jil English

Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Vergilius which is of unknown meaning. This name was borne by the 1st-century BC Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, commonly called Virgil, who was the writer of the 'Aeneid'. Due to him, Virgil has been in use as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
VariantsVergil English Virgiliu Romanian
Other Languages & CulturesVergilius Ancient Roman Virgilio Italian Virgilius Late Roman Virgilijus Lithuanian Virgílio Portuguese Virgilio Spanish
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute