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This is a cute name, but being a New Englander I've only heard of Southerners named this. Though I once rode a chestnut horse named Ginger.
-- Arrows  11/22/2005
I'm a southerner and no offense but there are not many Gingers down here. I've never actually cared for the name.
-- amber monkey  3/16/2006
A famouus bearer is legendary actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath, July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1940 movie "Kitty Foyle".
-- AndrewJKD  12/4/2005
I have seen this name spelled with a "J" before.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2005
Tina Louise played the movie star Ginger Grant on the old T.V. show "Gilligan's Island."
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
Ginger is a great name for a cat.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2006
It reminds me of a character from "Ginger snaps".
-- ania24  5/29/2006
I personally find it amusing that my name, although really "Virginia" is mostly Ginger. It's a rare name to come by, which is rather strange, given all the Virginias in the world. I suppose the nickname of "Ginny" is more popular?
-- Katana  9/3/2006
Well, in the Spice Girls, "Ginger Spice" was the nickname of Geri Halliwell.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
I was nicknamed Ginger by my aunt when I was little, because of my red hair, and she called me that for 12 years. Ginger's a cute name for a little redhead!
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2007
There is a show called As Told By Ginger, Ginger is Ginger Foutley, and also there is a book called Ginger Pie about a boy dog named Ginger, so the name could be a boy or girl name.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2007
Very unique name. I might use it for a middle name.
-- Elmo.Loves.You  12/18/2007
Cute name, but do not name your daughter Ginger if there is even the slightest possibility that she will be a redhead. After that episode of "South Park", it is impossible to go through school as a redhead named Ginger.
-- pandasayscynical  2/3/2008
How about Ginger Baker, the drummer from the band Cream? He's the only male I can think of with the name Ginger, and he's a fairly famous bearer of the name.
-- Pippin  4/18/2008
I really like this name. It's sweet, spunky, spicy and cute and it's a sexy name for a woman. Remember Ginger in Gilligan's Island. I had a friend named Ginger and maybe that's why I really like this name. Also, it's not too common. For short I'd call her Dindi pronounced Gingi (the G is pronounced the way Zha Zha pronounces her name) - Dindi is the name of a beautiful Brazilian song.
-- KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
This is my dog's name! Don't name your kids this! It has too many weird nick-names to go along with it!
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2009
The farthest it can go is as a tacky pet name.
-- Kerules  5/25/2009
No offense to Ginger Rogers, but this isn't the type of name that I could take seriously on a grown woman. I don't think it sounds trashy so much as it sounds ditzy. It sounds best on a cat. It also has the unfortunate recent connotation of those disgusting overbreeding Duggars, who named one of their 18 kids so far Jinger (which I just can't get myself to pronounce as Ginger).
-- Anyechka  8/7/2009
I have some fondness for this as a nickname due to Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls, but only as a nickname. As a legal name, it sounds a little tacky and trashy, and I agree that it sounds better on pets.
-- bananarama  11/7/2009
Cute as a nickname for Virginia.
-- lucyskydiamonds  11/28/2009
I liked this name as a kid. Unfortunately, after South Park, I can see how someone, especially a redhead, with this name can be teased by others.
-- YourAchillesHeel  11/29/2009
Bah! I love this name. It's sweet, gentle and just sounds pleasant. I like names with several nickname options. I'd love to use this for a future daughter and nickname her Ginnie to honor her Great Grandmother whose middle name was Virginia and went by Ginny. I like Ginger far better than Virginia. As an added nifty possibility we have many many auburn haired individuals in the family so maybe she'd have auburn hair? Nonetheless, I think this name is adorable!
-- Anonymous User  1/21/2010
Reminds me of a dog, to be honest.
-- slyboots  1/9/2011
Not the best, but far better than Virginia.
-- Dawson  1/16/2011
Not the best, but far better than Virginia.
-- Dawson  1/16/2011
I love the name "Ginger". But I`d only use it for my daughter, if she had ginger hair.
-- DiChel  4/20/2011
Other than thinking of a spice, the name Ginger makes me think of a stripper. I think it sounds sleazy as a name.
-- GibsonGirl  8/20/2011
Maybe nicknamed Jenny or Ginny.
-- SEC908  10/6/2012
The name Ginger was given to 110 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Apparently this is starting to be considered a slur against redheads. I've heard some express their feelings about being called "a Ginger" or a "gingy" ("gin-gee"). So I would never use it as a name... not that I like it anyways.
-- C.Ambrosi  3/5/2014
This is my name, I have never really been fond of it. And I often get told "I used to have a dog/cat named Ginger". It also has an old lady feel to me. I never thought it was a "cute" name growing up.
-- ginzer  7/11/2014
This is a really cute and uinque name for a girl. I will always think of Ginger Foutley from As Told by Ginger when I hear this name. :)
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2015

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