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Origin: Romania
Region Origin: Eastern Europe

Virginia is a baby girl name of Latin origin, derived from the Roman names Verginius and Virginius. The name translates to "maid," "virgin," and "pure". It is a feminine given name in Germanic and Romance languages, and according to legend, Virginia was a Roman girl who was killed by her father to save her from seduction by the Etruscan king. The name is also associated with the state of Virginia in the United States, which is named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen". The name Virginia carries both beauty and awe, as it is linked to legends and sacrifice. Some famous people named Virginia include author Virginia Woolf and tennis player Virginia Wade. The name was the 545th most popular name given to baby girls born in the United States in 2007.

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