Meaning and Origin of: Ginger

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Flower
  • Latin : Chaste; maiden

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg.
  • English : from Middle Englishgingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.