US Popularity:3107
Meaning:Maiden; Pure as a lily; Rod bearer, staff bearer; Unknown
Originating in Latin, Virgil’s meaning remains a mystery. That hasn’t stopped etymologists from investigating its roots, with theories like “maiden” from Vergĭnĭus, “pure as a lily” from Vergĭlĭus, “rod bearer” or “staff bearer” from an unknown origin. This name is mainly recognized by one of Rome’s greatest poets, Virgil, as he helped shape the world of literature with his work. Just like how the poet Virgil flourished in his career and literature, baby Virgil will find their own path where they’ll thrive.

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Virgil Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Virgil is currently #1754 on The Bump
Boy:Virgil is currently #972 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Virgil is currently #3107 in U.S. births
Boy:Virgil is currently #1473 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 474
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 556

  • Name Doctor, Virgil

  • Name Doctor, Virgil (1)

  • Behind the Name, Virgil, November 2019

  • Britannica, Virgil, February 2024

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