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GenderFeminine & Masculine
PronouncedPron.ING-e DanishNorwegianSwedish
ING-ə GermanDutch

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.
VariantsInga Danish Inka German
Other Languages & CulturesInga, 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   Contribute