Given Name INGE

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ING-e (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish), ING-ə (German, Dutch)  [details]

Meaning & History

Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
VARIANTS: Inga (Danish), Inka (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Inga, Ingeburg (Ancient Germanic), Inga, Ingi, Ingibjörg, Ingigerðr, Ingimárr, Ingólfr, Ingríðr (Ancient Scandinavian), Inka, Inkeri (Finnish), Inka (Frisian), Inga, Ingibjörg (Icelandic), Inga (Latvian), Inga (Lithuanian), Inga (Russian)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017