Usage English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Meaning & History
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
DiminutivesGena, Gina, Ina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena(English) Ina(German) Gina(Italian) Gina, Ina(Swedish) Gina, Ina(Norwegian) Gina, Ina(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesLagina(African American) Raina, Rayna, Raya(Bulgarian) Régine(French) Regīna(Latvian)