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.

 

Adamina

The feminine of Adam, meaning ‘of the red earth’.

 

Alani

Hawaiian meaning ‘orange tree’.
 

Alroy

From ‘rua’, meaning ‘red’.
 

Amber

 

Annie

As in Little Orphan Annie.

 

Aodh

Irish meaning ‘fire’.

 

Aurora

Can be shortened to Rory, which means ‘red king’ in Irish/Gaelic.

 

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

 

Corsen

Welsh meaning ‘Reed’ which in turn means ‘red’.

 

Ember

Meaning small pieces of burning coal and wood in a glowing fire.

 

Finn

Irish name meaning ‘fire’.

 

Flanna, Flana or Flannery

Irish meaning ‘red-haired’.

 

Flynn

Usually used as an Irish surname meaning ‘reddish’.

 

Garfield

Like the cat!

 

Garnet

After the gemstone of the same name, which was originally named after the brightly coloured pomegranate.

 

Ginger

Duh.

 

Goldie

 

Harkin

Gaelic meaning ‘red’.

 

Hazel

Hazelnuts are warm brown, almost auburn in colour.

 

Keegan

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

 

Maple

After the red maple leaf.

 

Nutmeg or Meg

 

Phoenix

Greek meaning ‘a gold and scarlet bird’ or ‘reborn from the ashes’.

 

Poppy

 

Radley

From English meaning ‘from the red meadow’.

 

Red

 

Reed or Reid

From Old English meaning ‘red’.

 

Roisin

 

Rooney

Gaelic meaning ‘red-haired’.

 

Rory or Ruari, or Rua for short

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

 

Rosaleen

The English version of Roisin, meaning ‘little rose’.

 

Rose or Rosie

From the romantic flower of the same name.

 

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

 

Sienna or Siena

Italian meaning ‘reddish orange-brown’.

 

Sorrell

French meaning ‘reddish brown’.

 

Virginia

Is often shortened to ‘Ginger’ for short.

 

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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