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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.JEE-na Italian
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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 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 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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