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Ginny is a sweet-sounding baby name for girls. The name Ginny was initially seen as a diminutive version or a nickname for several other names. Keep reading to learn more about the name.

Meaning of the name Ginny:

Latin for “maid, virgin”.
German for “kin, family”.
Italian for “juniper”.
Celtic for “fair, white, blessed”.

Origin of the name Ginny:

Ginny is a name that can have several origins depending on what it is a diminutive version of. The name Ginny can have Roman origins if it stems from the name “Virginia”, or it can have German roots if it comes from the name “Geneviève”. There’s even a chance for it to have Italian and Celtic origins if it’s a form of “Ginevra”, which is an Italian version of the name “Guinevere”, which has Celtic roots.

Symbolism of the name Ginny:

Ginny is a baby name that has a connection to purity. The name Ginny symbolizes innocence, giving it an almost magical and charming feel to it.

Style of the name Ginny:


Gender of the name Ginny:

The baby name Ginny is seen more as a name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ginny:


Number of syllables in the name Ginny:


Emotion evoked from the name Ginny:

Ginny is a baby name that feels fresh despite its classic nature. The name Ginny can also come across as a name that feels full of sass while also having a fun and sweet nature.

Alternative spellings for the name Ginny:

  • Ginnie
  • Jinnie
  • Jenny
  • Jinny
  • Genny
  • Ginnie

Nicknames for the name Ginny:

  • Gin
  • Gen
  • Jen

Popularity of the name Ginny:

Most of Ginny’s popularity occurred through the 1940s to the 1980s. Based on information from the Social Security Administration, the baby name Ginny reached as high as #632 in 1958.

Related names for the name Ginny:

  • Genna
  • Gianna 
  • Bunny
  • Fanny
  • Penny
  • Sunny

Great middle names for Ginny and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ginny:

  • Ginny Arnell (stage name for American singer, songwriter Virginia Mazarro)
  • Ginny Tyler (stage name for American voice actress Merrie Virginia Eggers)
  • Ginny Wright (American country singer)
  • Ginny Buckley (British television presenter)
  • Ginny(stage name for American contemporary Christian singer Virginia Leigh Owens)
  • Ginny Blackmore (stage name for New Zealand singer, songwriter Virginia Blackmore)

Ginnys in movies/pop culture:

  • Ginny(a character in the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling)
  • Ginny(the protagonist in the series of mystery books written by Julie Campbell)
  • Ginny Sacramoni (character in the TV series “The Sopranos”)
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