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.
The feminine of Adam, meaning ‘of the red earth’.
As in Little Orphan Annie.
Irish meaning ‘fire’.
Can be shortened to Rory, which means ‘red king’ in Irish/Gaelic.
Australian nickname for a redhead.
As in Bryce Dallas Howard, whose gingerful namesake comes from the reddish Bryce Canyon in Utah.
Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘redheaded warrior’.
Welsh meaning ‘Reed’ which in turn means ‘red’.
Meaning small pieces of burning coal and wood in a glowing fire.
Irish name meaning ‘fire’.
Flanna, Flana or Flannery
Irish meaning ‘red-haired’.
Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘reddish’.
Like the cat!
After the gemstone of the same name, which was originally named after the brightly coloured pomegranate.
Gaelic meaning ‘red’.
Hazelnuts are warm brown, almost auburn in colour.
Anglicised form of MacAodhagáin (son of Aodhagán), or ‘son of fire’ or ‘little fire’.
After the red maple leaf.
Nutmeg or Meg
Greek meaning ‘a gold and scarlet bird’ or ‘reborn from the ashes’.
From English meaning ‘from the red meadow’.
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’.
The English version of Roisin, meaning ‘little rose’.
Rose or Rosie
From the romantic flower of the same name.
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’.
Sienna or Siena
Italian meaning ‘reddish orange-brown’.
French meaning ‘reddish brown’.
Is often shortened to ‘Ginger’ for short.