Gender: Female Origin of Ginger: English diminutive

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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Pop Culture References for the name Ginger

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


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


It just makes me think of the hair colour.
I'm not a fan.

LeilaniEloise Says:


Ginger is a cute and spunky nickname, I imagine a blonde or light brown haired girl instead of red haired because ginger is light yellow.

bordercollie Says:


I know two Gingers, a blonde and a brunette, never met a redhead with this name XD

PaigeAlyssa_ Says:


LOVE this name. Although I would only use it if my child didn't have red hair. Although I have red hair, so my child may not be lucky enough to have this name...

ashbee Says:


Retro and sweet!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I kind of like the name Ginger. Strangely enough, somebody with brown hair comes to mind when I think of Ginger, not a redhead.

ThistleThorn Says:


Would totally use this if I weren't a redhead and my kids wouldn't have a large likelihood of actually being ginger.

Guest Says:


I think Ginny or Pepper (like Pepper Potts from Iron Man) is a better nickname for Virginia than Ginger. Ginger makes me think of ginger ale or something. But Ginger also makes me think of lovely red hair! :P

niteowl13 Says:


Ginger is a food name. Retro names are in. Ginger is great! It's sassy!

Alicia1 Says:


Its a nice name with a negative image. I did have a very cute dog named this back in the 90's.

ldougie Says:


This would be nice for a cat or dog.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


When I brought this name up on another website, everyone said "Ginger? Really? ". I have no idea why. It's a fairly decent name.

CocoWhite Says:


Ginny would make an adorable nickname.