Given Name VIRGIL

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VUR-jil (English)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Vergil (English), Virgiliu (Romanian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vergilius (Ancient Roman), Virgilio (Italian), Virgilius (Late Roman), Virgilijus (Lithuanian), Virgílio (Portuguese), Virgilio (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017