Having a redheaded baby is like winning the genetic lottery. Sometimes it can be predicted if both parents are ginger, but many red-haired babies may not have ginger parents.
In either of these cases, selecting a baby name that celebrates his/her rare genetics is a fun, cute and unique way to instill ginger pride from an early age.
But what name or nickname should you give a baby with red hair? The list below has got you covered.
As in Little Orphan Annie.
Irish meaning ‘fire’.
Australian nickname for a redhead.
Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘redheaded warrior’.
Irish name meaning ‘fire’.
Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘reddish’.
Like the cat!
Anglicised form of MacAodhagáin (son of Aodhagán), or ‘son of fire’ or ‘little fire’.
Nutmeg or Meg
Reed or Reid
From Old English meaning ‘red’.
Gaelic meaning ‘red-haired’.
Rory or Ruari, or Rua for short
Irish and Gaelic name. ‘Rua’ + ‘ri’ = ‘red king’.
Usually a surname, but now used as a unisex name meaning ‘red’.
Rudyard or Rudy
Old English meaning ‘red yard’.
Latin meaning ‘red-haired’.
Anglo-Norman nickname for ‘rus’ meaning ‘red-haired’.