Gina is a widely used name; it has 31 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Gina include Geana, Geanndra, Geenah, Geina, Genae, Genah, Genai, Genalyn, Genea, Geneene, Geneja, Genelle, Genette, Genia, Gin, Ginai, Ginamaria, Gineen, Ginelle, Ginette, Ginna, Gyna, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeena, and Jena. Other English forms include the spelling variants Geanna, Geena, Gena (used in French as well), Ginah, and Jina.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Gina.
Gina is an Italian diminutive of Angelina.
Gina is also an English, Italian, and Scandinavian diminutive of Eugenia.
Gina is also an English diminutive of the name Genevieve (English, French, and German).
Gina is also a variant transcription of the name Jean (English and Scottish).
Gina is also an English, German, and Italian shortening of the name Regina (English, German, and Polish).
Gina is also a Spanish diminutive of Virginia.
See also the related form, the English Lagina.
Gina is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the height of its usage in 1967, 0.371% of baby girls were named Gina. Its ranking then was #54. The baby name has since markedly slipped in popularity, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Within the group of girl names directly related to Gina, Angelina was the most frequently used in 2015.
† Pronunciation for Gina: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Gina:
Actress Gina Lollobrigida, born Luigina Lollobrigida, 4 July 1927, Subiaco, Italy.
Actress Gina Torres, born 25 April 1969, Manhattan, New York.