Gina was once only a diminutive. Actress Gina Lollobrigida exploded the use of this name, however, well into the early twenty-first century. Gina is no longer a top 1,000 option, but it is just over the top 2,000 list.

Meaning of the name Gina:

German: diminutive
Spanish: diminutive
Italian: diminutive

Origin of the name Gina:

Gina began as a nickname for any name that ended in the “-gina” suffix. These include Georgina, Regina, and other popular names from German, Spanish, and Italian cultures. Some say that Gina was even a diminutive for names that ended in “-ginia,” like Virginia, for instance. Gina became popular due to actress Gina Lollobrigida in the twentieth century.

Symbolism of the name Gina:

The baby name Gina still means diminutive, no matter the culture it comes from. It still has an association as a nickname, though it is a strong and international stand-alone option.

Style of the name Gina:

Modern as a standalone

Gender of the name Gina:

Gina is an informal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Gina:

JEE-na or JEE-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Gina:


Emotion evoked from the name Gina:

Gina feels lighthearted and fun. It is a simple name that still has a strength to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Gina:

  • Geena
  • Jeana
  • Geana
  • Jeanna
  • Jeena
  • Geanna

Nicknames for the name Gina:

  • Gi
  • Gigi
  • Gini
  • Geenie
  • Geen
  • Bina
  • Ina

Popularity of the name Gina:

Gina became a top 1,000 baby name in 1945 at rank 800. It climbed to the top 100 list in 1963, remaining there until 1979. It ranked highest in 1967 at number 54. 2008 was the last year Gina was a top 1,000 option, coming in at number 854.

Related names for the name Gina:

Great middle names for Gina and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gina:

  • Gina Rodriguez (actress, “Jane the Virgin”)
  • Gina Tolleson (Miss America from 1990)
  • Gina Carano (actress, “Haywire”)
  • Gina Lollobrigida (actress, “Come September”)
  • Gina Haspel (former director of the CIA)
  • Gina Torres (actress, “Suits”)
  • Gina Gershon (actress, “Bound”)
  • Gina Raimondo (former governor of Rhode Island)

Ginas in popular culture:

  • Gina Murphy (character from “Orange is the New Black”)
  • Gina Vendetti (character from “The Simpsons”)
  • Gina Linetti (character from “Brooklyn Nine, Nine”)
  • Gina Austin (character from “Home and Away”)