Virgil

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Gender: M Meaning of Virgil: "staff bearer" Origin of Virgil: Latin

The name of the greatest Roman poet and an early Irish saint who believed the earth was round, Virgil is rarely heard nowadays, but it retains a certain pleasantly fusty feel and likable southern twang.

The first century poet known as Virgil, author of the influential epic Aeneid, was christened Publius Vergilius Maro. Centuries later, Virgil Tibbs was the noble police detective portrayed by Sidney Poitier in two films, In the Heat of the Night and . Currently, Virgil Minelli is a character on The Mentalist.

Virgil was the name of one of Wyatt Earp's brothers, a Tombstone, Arizona Marshall, Virgil Thomson was a noted composer and muscologist, cartoonist Virgil Franklin Partch signed his work VIP, and astronaut Gus Grissom was born Virgil.

Virgil's greatest popularity took place in the early decades of the twentieth century: It was a Top 100 name for five years.

Famous People Named Virgil

Virgil (born Publius Vergilius Maro), Roman epic poet
Virgil Walter Earp, U.S. Marshal; brother of Wyatt and Morgan Earp
Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, American astronaut
Virgil Hamlin Goode, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Virgil Charles Frye, American actor; father of actress Soleil Moon Frye
Virgil Leo Green, American football player
Virgil Thomson, American composer
Virgil Oliver "Fire" Trucks, American baseball player
Virgil Keel Fox, American organist
Virgil Walter Ross, American animator and cartoonist
Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., birth name of Dusty Rhodes, American pro wrestler
Virgil (born Michael Jones), American pro wrestler

Pop Culture References for the Name Virgil

Virgil Tibbs, main character in film and TV series "In the Heat of the Night"
Virgil, character on TV's "Homeland"
Virgil Fox, character in TV movie "Minutemen"
Virgil Caine, from the modern American folk song ''The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down''
Virgil Grissom Tracy, character in animated series "Thunderbirds"
Virgil, AI character on TV's "Crash Zone"
Virgil, orangutan character in film "Battle for the Planet of the Apes"
Virgil, character on TV's "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Virgil Sollozzo, character in book/film "The Godfather"
Virgil, character in film "True Romance"
Virgil Hawkins aka Static Shock, character in DC Comics

Verge, Vergil, Vergitio, Virge, Virgial

Virgil's International Variations

Virgile (French) Virgilio (Spanish)

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