GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ING-e (Swedish, Danish), ING-gə (German), ING-ə (Dutch) [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing
, which refers to the Germanic
. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Inga, Ingeburg (Ancient Germanic), Inga, Ingi, Ingibjörg, Ingigerðr, Ingimárr, Ingólfr, Ingríðr (Ancient Scandinavian), Inga, Inka, Inkeri (Finnish), Inka (Frisian), Inga (Russian)
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