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Gender: Female Origin of Gidget: Modern invented name

The name Gidget is a girl's name . Gidget and is often added to lists like Sparkling Summer Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Gidget was the surfer girl who started it all. She was the subject of six novels by Frederick Kohner, and the 1959 film in which she made her theatrical debut, starring Sandra Dee, helped make surfing a popular sport.

Today, her name feels fun, sunny and retro. Or rather, her nickname: the character's given name was Franzie, Gidget was her nom de surf, formed by combining "girl" and "midget."

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Famous People Named Gidget

Kathy "Gidget" Kohner, American surfer

Pop Culture References for the name Gidget

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence, main character in "Gidget," 1959 film and TV series
Gidget, white Pomeranian dog character from Secret Life of Pets


JossieChris Says:


I like the nn giddy. I like this name for the retro feel meaning small girl. Kinda cute. And I love the show

beachbear Says:


It reminds me of giblet gravy. Not a good association.

I'm a Banana Says:


It looks to much like gadget.

danirose01 Says:


My first (missed and beloved) family dog was named Gidget!
Probably will never be used on an actual child, but regardless a cheerful and adorable name.