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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 has 4 variant forms: Gingee, Gingie, Ginjer and Jinger.


Ginger is a very popular first name for females (#428 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57053 out of 88799, Top 64%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ginger for girls (2014 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ginger and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Virginia (#581) and Ginger. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Ginger is also pronounced similarly to Jinjer. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ginger.


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