Virgil Name Meaning & Origin

Virgil

Pronunciation: VER-jəl (key)

Related Names:

Vergil, Virgilio

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Comments and insights on the name Virgil

Any Virgils I knew were men in their mid-forties or older. This was in the 1970's.

Personal experiences with the name Virgil

My name is Virgil and I hate it. I'm twenty (2019), and my whole life people have made fun of it. Part of the problem is, there is no good nicknames. Virg, Virgie, Gil. My sister calls me Virginia when she wants to piss me off. When I moved away for uni, I started going by my middle name: Wren. My first name is after my maternal grandfather and great-grandfather, while my middle name is the same as my father's. A piece of advice: please don't name your kid Virgil, unless you're planning on having them go by their middle name.

I have a younger cousin who is fourteen named Virgil, and he absolutely hates it. Apparently, people are also mean to him about his name. I tell him I find it beautiful, but he disagrees.

Nicknames for Virgil

Virg
Vigo
Virgie
Gil
VIRGINIA

Meanings and history of the name Virgil

I think it's got Roman origins...???

Famous real-life people named Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro "Virgil" - Classical poet
Virgil Earp - Wyatt Earp's older brother
Virgil was Val Kilmer's character name in the movie "At First Sight".
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom - Astronaut in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs
Virgil Texas - co-host of leftist podcast Chapo Trap House
Virgil Sanders - Thomas sanders - sander sides

Virgil in song, story & screen

Virgil Hawkins - Static Shock
Virgil Caine, narrator in the folk song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman - played by Ed Harris in the 1989 James Cameron film, The Abyss.
Virgil Tracy - Thunderbirds
Virgil Hilts - Steve McQueen character in 1963 classic "The Great Escape"
Virgil Sanders - the Sander Sides
Name of the man who guided the narrator through hell in Dante’s Inferno

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