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Gender: F Origin of Ginger: English diminutive

Originally a unisex nickname for a redhead -- red hair is called "ginger" in Britain -- or for the name Virginia, Ginger perennially wears pink gingham and spike heels.

Famous People Named Ginger

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath), American actress and dancer
Ginger Spice, nickname of singer Geri Halliwell of British group The Spice Girls
Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen, American tennis player
Ginger Lynn Allen, American actress
Ginger A. Pooley aka Ginger Sling, bassist of American band The Smashing Pumpkins
Ginger Alden, one-time fiancee of Elvis Presley

Pop Culture References for the name Ginger

Ginger Grant, main character on TV's "Gilligan's Island"
Ginger Falcone, main character on TV's "Zeke and Luther"
Ginger Fox, character on TV's "iCarly"
Ginger Brown, character in "Ginger Snaps" by Cathy Cassidy
Ginger Foutley, main character in animated series "As Told by Ginger"
Ginger, character on TV's "True Blood"
"Ginger Meggs," Australian comics series about a (male) redhead

Gingie, Ginjer, Jinger, Ginny, Gin, Ginja, Gingee