US Popularity:5778
Other Origin(s):Uncertain
Meaning:Root; Pep, liveliness
Ginger is a gender-neutral name. Although it’s taken from the Old English gingifer, it’s believed to have come from an ancient South Indian word which means “root.” However, the pungency of this particular spice lends Ginger as a name the meaning “pep” or “liveliness.” So although Ginger might be used exclusively today in reference to a red crown of locks, it can also foster a bubbly, vivacious spirit in baby.

Famous People Named Ginger

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  • Ginger Rogers

Ginger Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ginger is currently #4531 on The Bump
Boy:Ginger is currently #3045 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Ginger is currently #2528 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ginger is currently #5778 in U.S. births
Boy:Ginger is currently #10760 in U.S. births
Girl:Ginger is currently #5943 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 86
from 2022
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