The surname Virgo is believed to originate from the Latin word Virgo meaning virgin or maiden. It was also commonly used to describe an actor who played the part of a woman in a play. Alternatively, it may have been a nickname for a shy or girlish young man, or possibly ironically for a lecher.
The name is popular in the English counties of Sussex and Kent, notably Brighton.
- Adam Virgo, a Scottish footballer
- Clement Virgo, a Canadian film and television director
- John Virgo, a snooker player
- Terry Virgo, Founder of Newfrontiers family of churches
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