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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEE-na (Italian), JEE-nə (English)

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.