The Best Names For Ginger Babies

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.

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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.

 

Alani

Hawaiian meaning ‘orange tree’.
 

Alroy

From ‘rua’, meaning ‘red’.
 

Amber

 

Annie

As in Little Orphan Annie.

 

Aodh

Irish meaning ‘fire’.

 

Autumn

 

Blue

Australian nickname for a redhead.

 

Bryce

As in Bryce Dallas Howard, whose gingerful namesake comes from the reddish Bryce Canyon in Utah.

 

Cherry

 

Clancy

Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘redheaded warrior’.

 

Coral

 

Finn

Irish name meaning ‘fire’.

 

Flynn

Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘reddish’.

 

Garfield

Like the cat!

 

Ginger

Duh.

 

Goldie

 

Keegan

Anglicised form of MacAodhagáin (son of Aodhagán), or ‘son of fire’ or ‘little fire’.

 

Nutmeg or Meg

 

Poppy

 

Red

 

Reed or Reid

From Old English meaning ‘red’.

 

Rooney

Gaelic meaning ‘red-haired’.

 

Rory or Ruari, or Rua for short

Irish and Gaelic name. ‘Rua’ + ‘ri’ = ‘red king’.

 

Rowan

Usually a surname, but now used as a unisex name meaning ‘red’.

 

Ruby

 

Rudyard or Rudy

Old English meaning ‘red yard’.

 

Rufus

Latin meaning ‘red-haired’.

 

Russell

Anglo-Norman nickname for ‘rus’ meaning ‘red-haired’.

 

Rusty

 

Scarlett

 

READ: 10 Things Parents of Redheads Didn’t Know Would Happen When They Had a Ginger Child
READ: Will I Have Ginger Babies?

 

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