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Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the name Inka?
Author: Silver   (guest, 216.183.146.181)
Date: March 11, 2004 at 9:15:45 AM
Reply to: What is the meaning of the name Inka? by Inka
Well you just need to follow the links.

Inka is the Frisian feminine form of Inge,

And Inge is masculin or femine, and is a short form of German and Scandinavian names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Norse god Ing.

Ing is from from old Germanic Ingwaz, which possibly means "he who is foremost". Ing was the name of a Norse and Germanic fertility god, known in Scandinavia as Yngvi Freyr (see FREYR).

So really your name means 'he who is foremost', unless you were named after a relative who's name started with ing and then your name would more symbolically mean that deffinition.

Here are some names that start with 'ing' after the god Ing (I have taken out duplicates, eg. INGER which is a variant of INGRID or INGEGERD and just included Ingrid and Ingegerd)

INGEBORG f Scandinavian, German
Derived from the name of the Norse god ING combined with Old Norse borg meaning "fortress".

INGEGERD f Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god ING combined with Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure".

INGEMAR m Scandinavian

INGOLF m Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god ING combined with Old Norse úlfr meaning "wolf".

INGRID f Scandinavian, German
Means "Ing is beautiful" from the name of the Norse god ING combined with Old Norse fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was Ingrid Bergman, an actress from Sweden.

INGVAR m Scandinavian
Derived from the name of the Norse god ING combined with Old Norse arr meaning "warrior".

~SD

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