Ginger - Meaning of Ginger

What does Ginger mean?

[ 2 syll. gin-ger, gi-ng-er ] The baby girl name Ginger is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced JHIHNJH-er †. Ginger's origin is English and Latin, and its use, English. English origin: Its meaning is literally from the ordinary word ginger. The first name is derived from the plant name; it evolved as a nickname for someone with red-brown hair or violent emotions. The plant name is itself of Indian origin.

In addition, Ginger is an English diminutive of Virginia.

Forms of Ginger include the names Gingea, Gingee, Gingey, Gingie, Gingy, Ginja, Ginjah, Gynger, and Jinger.

Other forms of the name include the English diminutive Ginny and the English spelling variant Ginjer.

See also the related categories, red, plant (forest), brown (dark), english, latin, hair, and indian.

Ginger is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1971, 0.095% of baby girls were named Ginger. It had a ranking of #187 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is of only irregular use now. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Ginger, Virginia was the most popular. In the last century Ginger has mainly been a baby girl name.

Baby names that sound like Ginger include the English Ginjer and the name Jinger.

† Pronunciation for Ginger: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

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