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.

Related Names

VariantsGena, Genie, Ginger, Ginnie, Ginny, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Jinny, Virgee, Virgie, Geena(English) Ina(Swedish) Ina(Norwegian) Ina(Danish)
Masculine FormsGiorgio, Luigi(Italian) Eugene, George(English)
Other Languages & CulturesEugeneia, Eugenia(Ancient Greek) Verginia, Virginia(Ancient Roman) Eukene(Basque) Yauheniya(Belarusian) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Gergana, Raina, Rayna, Raya, Zhenya(Bulgarian) Lluïsa(Catalan) Alojzija(Croatian) Evženie, Jiřina, Regina(Czech) Louisa, Louise(Dutch) Loviise, Regina(Estonian) Loviisa(Finnish) Eugénie, Georgette, Georgine, Louise, Régine, Virginie, Gigi, Lou, Louisette(French) Uxía(Galician) Louisa, Louise, Luise, Regina, Regine, Ina(German) Evgenia, Georgia, Louiza, Virginia(Greek) Georgina, Györgyi, Lujza, Regina, Györgyike(Hungarian) Regina(Late Roman) Jevgēņija, Jevgeņija, Regīna(Latvian) Jurgita, Liudvika, Regina, Virginija(Lithuanian) Evgenija(Macedonian) Ruiha(Maori) Eugenia, Ludwika, Luiza, Regina(Polish) Luísa, Regina, Virginia(Portuguese) Eugênia, Luiza(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Eugénia(Portuguese (European)) Eugenia, Luiza, Virginia, Georgeta, Georgiana(Romanian) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya(Russian) Liùsaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Alojzia, Lujza, Regina(Slovak) Alojzija(Slovene) Eugenia, Georgina, Luisa, Regina, Reina, Reyes, Virginia, Reyna(Spanish) Yevheniya(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsGína, Gina

Popularity

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Name Days

Lithuania: March 31
Lithuania: May 24
Norway: April 30

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Entry updated April 25, 2021