Meaning and Origin of Ginger - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Ginger

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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 English gingivere, 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.