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pinWhat does Ginger mean?

Ginger /gin-ger/ 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 4 variants: Gingee, Gingie, Ginjer and Jinger.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ginger name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ginger outside U.S.

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 2 years ago). Usage of these forms of Ginger reached its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.391%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.0599%, down 84.7%), with the forms Gina, Ginger, Virgie and Virginia becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ginger, Gigi, Gina, Ginny, Jenelle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Virgie, Virginia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ginger and related baby names outside U.S.