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Ginny is a short form of the name Virginia and somewhat less prone to cruel nicknames. State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ...


This form of the name seems to be becoming more common after its use as the name of the youngest Weasley child in the Harry Potter books, though J. K. Rowling revealed Ginny Weasley's full name is Ginevra, not Virginia, on her website. Real people named Ginny include the blind Christian singer Ginny Owens,[1] and Ginny Brown-Waite. ... Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Joanne Rowling OBE (Joanne Kathleen Rowling is not her legal name; see below for the explanation) (born July 31, 1965), commonly known as J. K. Rowling (pronunciation: role-ing, as in rolling stone) is an English fiction writer. ... Ginevra Ginny Molly Weasley (born August 11 1981)[1][2] is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. ... Ginevra Ginny Molly Weasley (born August 11 1981)[1][2] is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. ... Blind can refer to: Look up blind on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... Virginia Brown-Waite (born October 5, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 5th District of Florida. ...


"Ginny" is also the adjective for gin. An adjective is a part of speech which modifies a noun, usually making its meaning more specific. ... Gin and tonic This article concerns the beverage. ...


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Ginny Weasley - definition of Ginny Weasley in Encyclopedia (942 words)
Ginny was a member of (and came up with the name for) Dumbledore's Army, a group started by Harry, Hermione and Ron to provide the practical instruction in Defence Against the Dark Arts, which Dolores Umbridge had removed from that course's curriculum.
Ginny's graduation can be estimated to have happened in 1999 at the age of seventeen years, but it is unlikely to be covered in the series since this will be after the seventh book, Rowling's self-promised limit.
Ginny's crush on Harry is ironic in comparison to Charlie Brown's crush on the little red-haired girl in Peanuts, because it is the little red-haired girl (Ginny) who has a crush on the main character (Harry) and not vice versa.
Ginny Weasley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2203 words)
Once Ginny tells "Tom" about Harry's survival and the destruction of Voldemort, instead of using Ginny to attack Muggle-borns, Riddle decides to bring her down to the Chamber and kill her by absorbing her life energy, restoring himself to full life in the process.
Ginny is not involved in the principal storylines of Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire, and she only directly interacts with Harry three times.
Ginny mentions Voldemort by name at the end of book 6, making her one of only a select few people (and only the third student, after Harry and Hermione) who is willing to say his name.
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