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Emily P. Contributor

Ooh, Ginger. I just adore this name, and highly recommend it - especially if your pup has a fiery, red coat.

For setters, cocker spaniels and darker golden retrievers, you just can't go wrong. It's a nod to the spicy root used in many cuisines, symbolizing your dog's zest for life... I guess?

Plus, it's a tribute to the iconic Ginger Rogers, promising your pooch will dance into your heart with grace and charm.

Ginger means 'pure', 'pious', or 'shining', which is exactly what our dogs are. So, if you want a name that's spicy, sweet, and Hollywood-approved, Ginger is a tail-wagging winner. It's a name that promises a life full of flavor and fun!

Traits associated with the name Ginger:

Dogs named Ginger tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ginger?

Naming your dog Ginger may suggest that you have a fondness for the color red, or that you have a warm and friendly personality.

Is Ginger a good dog name?

Ginger has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Ginger is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Ginger is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Ginger outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ginger was, in the past month, the 149th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Ginger is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Ginger was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ginger's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ginger is most adored in Maryland, Kansas and Utah.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Indiana, Washington and North Dakota.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ginger.

Most popular breeds named Ginger:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Ginger:

  • literature icon A dog named Ginger was a character in the book The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg.

Ginger is found in these categories:

country dog names

This name is often associated with rural areas and rustic simplicity.

flower dog names

This name is inspired by a plant that blooms with vibrant, fragrant blossoms.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 30s, inspired by Hollywood starlet Ginger Rogers.

brown dog names

Ginger spices up life, just like a lively, cinnamon-colored pup!

cute dog names

Evokes warm, sweet spices and beloved redhead characters in pop culture.

food dog names

Spice up your pup's life, referencing a zesty kitchen staple!

traditional dog names

Popular since the 1800s, it's often linked to red-haired canines.

dessert dog names

This name is often associated with sweet treats like cookies and cakes.

fall dog names

This name reflects autumnal colors and spices associated with the season.

Dog names like Ginger:

Made Of Gold
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
A legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night. Also a small square of rich chocolate cake.
Free man
A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Ginger dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Dovie (Lagos 🇳🇬 ) (Lagos, Nigeria)
My dog's name is Ginger though neither reddish nor brownish. However, his level of affection is out of this world. He's so loving, and sweet. He's very loyal too. He's just 6 months old. An a great companion 😊💕
June 24, 2023

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Linda (Wisconsin, United States)
I read the meaning of Ginger and it fits my 10yr old German Shepherd she has been the joy of my life and I would hope she feels the same way.She is spoiled rotten.
February 11, 2023 ◆ Translated

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