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Meaning and name origin
Ginger \gi(n)-ger\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#428 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57053 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ginger for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ginger and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ginger and Virginia. (2015 statistics).
Ginger is also pronounced similarly to Jinjer. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ginger.
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