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Gender: Female Origin of Ginger: English diminutive

The name Ginger is a girl's name of English origin. Ginger and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "DROP 2, ADD 1 (Girls!!!)".

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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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Famous People Named Ginger

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath), American actress and dancer
Ginger Spice, nickname of English singer Geri Halliwell of The Spice Girls
Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen, American tennis player
Ginger Lynn (Allen), American adult film actress
Ginger A. Pooley aka Ginger Sling, bassist of American band The Smashing Pumpkins
Ginger Zee (born Ginger Renee Zuidgeest), American TV meteorologist
Ginger Alden, American one-time fiancee of Elvis Presley
Ginger Fish, stage name of Kenneth Robert Wilson, American male drummer for Marilyn Manson
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker, English male drummer of band Cream
Ginger Minj, stage name of American drag queen Joshua Eads-Brown

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, sorrel mare in Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty"
Ginger, character on TV's "The West Wing"
Ginger, character in the Disney Fairies books
Ginger, main character in the animated film Chicken Run
Ginger, a character on animated series Phineas and Ferb
Ginger, Ned Flanders' "Vegas wife" on TV's The Simpsons
"Ginger," picture book by Charlotte Voake about a ginger cat
Ginger Hebblethwaite, male character in the Biggles series by W. E. Johns
"Ginger Meggs," Australian comics series
Ginger, boy in the British children's comic The Beezer
Ginger, male character in Richmal Crompton's 'William' series of books, member of William's gang The Outlaws

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