Apparently also occasionally used in Slovene:
Frollein Gladys  9/5/2020
I picture a stuck up, preppy, hyperactive high schooler when I hear this name. It’s not as bad as Tina though.
AbbeyDawn  9/4/2020
Hi. Also a Gina. I love my name. My boyfriend's Italian and he loves my name too. I don't see anything stereotypically Italian about it. There aren't any on his side. Or mine. I'm the only one. My mom named me after an actress nicknamed Lollo. I don't know how she got Gina from Lollo but that's what she always says. I have always liked being a Gina.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2020
Gina, or Jina, is also a common female Korean name although it just happens to sound the same and has no relation to the English name in terms of its origin.
Eleven  3/27/2020
Gina is a character in the Studio Ghibli film, Porco Rosso.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2020
Gina Linetti, a character from Brooklyn 9-9, an American comedy show. Her mother also calls her Regina.
ddlcfan  12/22/2019
Love this name. Simple and elegant. Nice meaning too.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2019
Gina Rodriguez (b. July 30, 1984) is an American actress. She is best known for playing the main role of Jane Villanueva in the CW show 'Jane the Virgin'.
wh0sbad  8/20/2019
Gina could also mean "garden" in Hebrew.
wh0sbad  7/4/2019
Not bad. It suits a girl whose daddy carries a shotgun.
Survive-the-Junk  6/16/2019
Well aside from what's been said, Gina means QUEEN in Italian and WISDOM in Chinese. And the name should strike fear into those who think we're just fat flowery b!@#$%#, Lol.

Aside from being called Gina (with a long i) in primary school, I love my name. It holds a certain regal quality.

Now if only people could spell it correctly when necessary. Ha.
Damn_Gina87  4/7/2019
This name sounds like a diminutive and a name that appeared trendy at one time. But now... not exactly.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2019
I think Gina is a really ugly name, and it conjures up a slatternly fat Italian woman in a flowered dress. Somehow the name REGINA seems just a little better, but not sure why.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2018
I'm an Italian American and proud. I'm 58 years old and say this to one of the commenters here. I'm so proud of my age, my weight and my appearance that I am willing to wear a floral dress and stand right next to your own mother. I will stand proudly next to your mother in my floral dress and publicly allow all to see what you have said about the name Gina and let the public judge just how fat and ugly and ITALIAN I AM and how much more beautiful your mother is standing right next to me in my floral dress. Anonymous! You pick the day and time and I will cheerfully be waiting for you and YOUR MOTHERS ARRIVAL. This is not a act of violence this is a picture of truth. I'm old and 58 remember. My name is Gina so what have you and your fat mouth got to lose. ( are you scared that I will be a beautiful Italian overweight 58 year old wearing a floral dress?) Well you would be absolutely correct in thinking this and your lovely mother should not have to be EMBARRASSED because somewhere in raising you, she forgot to teach you how to respect the human race. The challenge still stands.
Gsmackhim  2/14/2020
When I looked up my name, Gina, this was an actual comment most recently posted by... you guessed it! An ANONYMOUS user:

You know, come to think of it, maybe Anonymous USER is actually a PERFECT description for this genius. I can't help but wonder what this person's real name is.
BTW I LOVE my "ugly name" and I am not Italian, fat, or dirty and untidy (slatternly) and I assure you, I don't wear flowered dresses. So now you have a different image to call forth when you hear my name again. Also, you'll REALLY love my middle name: MIGNON. Do I remind you of a steak now?! LOL You have my prayers that you can find happiness in kindness one day and not in hate. Sincerely, Gina Mignon
g13169  1/29/2019
Gina Carano, Gina Gershon.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2018
In 2018, 43 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Gina who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 359th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Old fashioned.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
What a horrible name. It makes me think of dishwasher soap.
Prime Meridian  5/3/2018
Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias, Firefly, Angel, 24, Suits, The Shield, and Westworld. She starred opposite Chris Rock in the feature film I Think I Love My Wife, as Carla in the independent film South of Pico, and she reprised her Firefly role in its feature film sequel Serenity. Since 2011, she has had a main role on the USA Network series Suits as Jessica Pearson. She and her husband Laurence Fishburne played a married couple on the NBC television series Hannibal. Her parents, Rebecca and Richard, were both of multiracial Cuban descent, and her father worked as a typesetter for La Prensa and The New York Daily News. Torres speaks Spanish.
lilolaf  10/9/2017
Gina Hiraizumi is a Juilliard alumni, who has been acting professionally for over 15 years. With over 5 features releasing for 2017, her career is taking an exciting leap. Her next theatrical release is with A-List Japan star, MIEKO HARADA in the drama feature, TOKYO NEW YORK as “Keiko” - a Japanese girl forced to work in the underground Tokyo hostess club world for survival, while Harada plays the mama-san boss in this Japanese scripted feature. This international drama feature by Award-winning director, Naghmeh Shirkhan is set to release in 2017.
cutenose  6/29/2017
Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist. Carano began her training with straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. She was featured in ESPN The Magazine as well as Maxim. Her popularity led to her being called the "face of women's MMA" and was ranked 5th on a list of the "Top 10 Influential Women" of 2008. In August 2009, Carano fought Cristiane Santos in Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, the first time two women headlined a major MMA event; Santos won. Carano compiled a competitive record of 12–1–1 in Muay Thai and a 7–1 in women's MMA.
cutenose  6/12/2017
Gina Rodriguez is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Jane Villanueva in the CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin, for which she has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, winning once in 2015. She also portrayed roles as Majo Tenorio in musical-drama film Filly Brown, as Beverly in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful and as Andrea Fleytas in Deepwater Horizon.
cutenose  5/18/2017
Gina Marie Tolleson is an American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World America 1990 and also Miss World 1990. Gina won the title of Miss South Carolina USA 1990 and was the first runner-up at Miss USA 1990. She went on to win the Miss World beauty pageant in 1990, representing the United States. Gina was coached by C.B. Mathis of CB's Limited in Lancaster, SC. During her reign, she traveled to the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Poland, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and throughout the United States.
cutenose  2/25/2017
My name is Gina (short for Regina) and the only person I ever heard named Gina is Gina Lollobrigida. I think my name suits me well.
GinaTay  2/6/2017
I actually like this name a lot.
DundiculutNicholas  1/4/2017
The name Gina was given to 101 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Gina is my mum's name. I think it is a beautiful, but strong name.
FreyaFun  5/23/2016
I really like this name, perhaps because my first language isn't English so I don't have the negative connotations of using it (vagina, jeans etc...) Gina, to me, is an exotic but short name which still preserves its femininity by having the "a" as the last letter.
angolmois  11/2/2014
Gina Malo (1909–1963) was an American film actress.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
The name Gina was given to 171 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I think it is a pretty name, I have learned to like and appreciate it more. My cousin's full name is Georgina and everyone calls her Gina, she is 10. I think it fits her very well, she has a bright, silly, spunky, and caring personality :D.
cccake15  4/14/2013
Gina was the fashionable and sassy young woman in the 1990s British TV series "Heartbeat" set in Yorkshire in the 1960s.

I don't like it as a name on its own because it doesn't really mean anything and is just an ending, but it makes a great nickname for Georgina, which is such a sweet and spunky name.
I'm torn between Georgina ("Gina") and Georgiana ("Giana")!
Just Jonquil  7/4/2011
The name Gina has that flowing Italian sound, and is nice as a proper name as well as a nickname. Same with Tina.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2010
Gina is such a cute name. I love it as a nickname for Georgina.
italiannames  11/11/2009
My name is Gina and I didn't care for it as a child, due to the fact that the majority of people got it wrong by calling me Tina, Nina, Xena, Jenna, or even Christina. I have, however, grown into the name and love that it's unique, but not a name that someone's never heard of before.

Believe it or not, my father had my name picked out for me when he was 13- or 14-years-old. Partially after the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (I'm half-Italian) and partially hoping that it would help people pronounce my last name correctly, as it also has a 'J' sound although everyone says it with a soft 'G' sound. The result was that my first name is pronounced correctly and the last name is, alas, still not.

My pet names are: Gigi, and Gina-Bina when I was a child.
ginamarie  4/27/2009
Yeah, a feminine name. Way too feminine if it reminds you of a female private part, Va-Gina!
― Anonymous User  2/27/2009
Gina Bachauer was a famous Greek pianist (of German and Italian parentage).
Kosta  1/14/2009
I like this name because it isn't very common. I don't think it sounds harsh at all. I like Jeana too, but I like the spelling with a G because it's different.
alyce  7/14/2008
I actually like this name because of it's harshness.
tu_es_faux  3/8/2008
Better hope no one will mispronounce it JIE-nah.
jasmineenimsaj  2/12/2008
This is my cousin's name, but it's not a nickname, though I understand it could be. I think this is a great name as a nickname or by itself. And btw, she pronounces it Jee-na. I like that pronunciation and this spelling best. :-)
Brianna Angela  7/13/2007
I've seen someone named this who spells it Jina. I have to say I don't like it either way (Gina or Jina ... or Jeanna).
― Anonymous User  6/27/2007
I really hate this name. The sound of it is like nails on a chalkboard. A little harsh, but that's what it makes me think of.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2006
"Gin" is Japanese for "silver". The character is '銀' in kanji (ideographic Chinese-borrowed characters). "Gin" is technically two syllables with two kana (phonetic Japanese characters): "gi" (ぎ) and "n" (ん). The name "Gina", if "gin" is being written with the character for silver, would be pronounced gi-n-a (ghee-n-ah) and would be romanized more correctly as "Gin'a". For the record, I don't think I've ever heard it used as a Japanese name. (I'm sorry if the Japanese characters don't come out properly - I'm not sure if they'll work.)
splintercat  10/13/2006
This name is not exactly pretty, but it is not bad, either. It is the name of one of my cousins.
libbygirl  9/3/2006
American actress Gina Gershon bears the name.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
The name is actually pronounced "Gin," Gina is incorrect. Gin was the sister of Kin, together found in the Guiness Book of World Records as the oldest pair of recorded twins. "Kin" means gold.
Dray  8/22/2006
I've always been told by my long descended Italian family that Gina means 'Queenly'. I've also always had a card from J-Mar company that has queenly as the interpretation of the name.
ginarose  7/25/2006
"Gina" is also a Greek name (derived from St. George) that is fairly common. People of Greek descent are usually named after the grandparents on the father's side and this is traditionally carried on for hundreds of years.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida.
alberto  1/7/2006
Gina is also the Jewish word for garden.
Eliana  1/6/2006
In Sweden Gina is used as short for Regina.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
This name is shown as a Japanese name, however I have never heard or met anyone who are called 'Gina'.
pocho-mole  11/12/2005
Just on a sidenote, be aware that this name is not pronounced like the English "Gina" (Jee-nah); the Japanese version has a hard "g" and is pronounced "Gee-naa" ("gee" rhymes with the word key and the "a" in "na" sounds like "au" as in the name Aubrey). Make sure that the "Gi" sound is seperated from the "na" and that both sounds have the same amount of stress placed on them. It should sound like "Gee-naa", not "Geen-aa".
Holly_400  7/24/2005

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