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PronouncedPron.ING-rid Swedish
ING-ree Norwegian
ING-grit German
ING-greet German

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).
VariantsInger Swedish Inger Norwegian Inger Danish
DiminutivesInga Swedish Inga Norwegian Inga, Inge Danish
Other Languages & CulturesIngríðr, Inga Ancient Scandinavian Inkeri, Inka Finnish Inka Frisian Inga Icelandic Inga Latvian Inga Lithuanian Inga Russian
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Ingrid Bergman in the 1940sIngrid Bergman in the 1940s


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute