What does Ginger mean?
Ginger /gin-ger/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced JIN-jer. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ginger is "pep, liveliness; ginger".
Refers to the pungent root used as a spice. Also, nickname for Virginia (Latin) "virgin". Made famous by actress Ginger Rogers.
Ginger▼ has 36 more related forms via Virginia: Geena, Geenia, Geenya, Genia, Genya, Gigi, Gina▼, Ginella, Ginelle, Ginette, Gingia, Ginia, Ginnee, Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Ginya, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jinia, Jinjer, Jinnie, Jinny, Verginia, Verginya, Virge, Virgena, Virgene, Virgenya, Virgie▼, Virgina, Virgine, Virginie, Virginnia and Virgy.Kreatif forms: Ginge, Gingeor, Gingerria. [more]
How popular is Ginger?
Ginger is a very popular first name for women (#428 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#20711 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ginger for girls. Ginger entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #242 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Ginger and associated names. Popular related forms of Ginger rated in the Top 1000 are Gigi, Gina, Ginny, Jenelle, Virgie and Virginia (#581 a year ago). Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.391%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0599%, down 84.7%), with the forms Gina, Ginger, Virgie and Virginia becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)