Ginger Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ginger:
Originally a nickname for someone with red hair, Ginger is now sometimes used as a diminutive form of Virginia (spring-like, flourishing). Var: Gynger, Jinjer. Pet: Ginni, Ginnie, Ginny, Jinnie.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Ginger
Ginny, Ginj, Ging, GinGin, GingerPeachy, GiGi, Ginger Snap, Gingy (Jin-jee), ginger bah-din-jer
- Meanings and history of the name Ginger
In England, "ginger" is a sometimes pejorative word used to describe a person with red hair.
- Famous real-life people named Ginger
Ginger Rogers was a film icon through the 1930's-1950's. Her real name was Virginia, but her cousins had difficulty pronouncing her name, and said it as "Ginya", which evolved into "Ginger".
Ginger Minj- Rupaul’s Drag Race season 7 runner up and All Asgard 2 contestant
- Ginger in song, story & screen
Ginger Grant was the movie-star personality on TV show 'Gilligan's Island'
Ginger from the 2012 film Ginger and Rosa (played by Elle Fanning)