Modern invented name

Gidget Origin and Meaning

The name Gidget is girl's name .
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" KohnerAmerican surfer

Gidget in Pop Culture

  • Frances "Gidget" Lawrencemain character in "Gidget," 1959 film and TV series
  • Gidgetwhite Pomeranian dog character from Secret Life of Pets