English diminutive
"virginal, pure"

Ginger Origin and Meaning

The name Ginger is a girl's name of English origin.

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.

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Ginger Rank in US Top 1000

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Ginger Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ginger Popularity

Famous People Named Ginger

  • Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath)American actress and dancer
  • Ginger Spicenickname of English singer Geri Halliwell of The Spice Girls
  • Ginger HelgesonNielsen, American tennis player
  • Ginger Lynn (Allen)American adult film actress
  • Ginger A. Pooley aka Ginger Slingbassist of American band The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Ginger Zee (born Ginger Renee Zuidgeest)American TV meteorologist
  • Ginger AldenAmerican one,time fiancee of Elvis Presley
  • Ginger Fishstage name of Kenneth Robert Wilson, American male drummer for Marilyn Manson
  • Peter Edward "Ginger" BakerEnglish male drummer of band Cream
  • Ginger Minjstage name of American drag queen Joshua Eads,Brown

Ginger in Pop Culture

  • Ginger Grantmain character on TV's "Gilligan's Island"
  • Ginger Falconemain character on TV's "Zeke and Luther"
  • Ginger Foxcharacter on TV's "iCarly"
  • Ginger Browncharacter in "Ginger Snaps" by Cathy Cassidy
  • Ginger Foutleymain character in animated series "As Told by Ginger"
  • Gingercharacter on TV's "True Blood"
  • Gingersorrel mare in Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty"
  • Gingercharacter on TV's "The West Wing"
  • Gingercharacter in the Disney Fairies books
  • Gingermain character in the animated film Chicken Run
  • Gingera character on animated series Phineas and Ferb
  • GingerNed Flanders' "Vegas wife" on TV's The Simpsons
  • "Ginger" picture book by Charlotte Voake about a ginger cat
  • Ginger Hebblethwaitemale character in the Biggles series by W. E. Johns
  • "Ginger Meggs" Australian comics series
  • Gingerboy in the British children's comic The Beezer
  • Gingermale character in Richmal Crompton's 'William' series of books, member of William's gang The Outlaws
  • Ginger Breadhousedaughter of the Candy Witch in show and series "Ever After High"