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Girl Name: Ginger

Name: Ginger
Pronunciation: \gi(n)-ger\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Ginger's also a boy name)
Meaning: pep, liveliness; ginger
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Jinjer, Concord
Variant forms: Gingee, Gingie, Ginjer, Jinger
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 428
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 57053


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.

Baby names that sound like Ginger are Jinjer and Concord.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Ginger.


Ginger is a very popular first name for women (#428 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#57053 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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