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Gorgeous name! Classic, pretty without frills, uncommon yet recognizable, and so strong - it's a great moniker all around.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2005
Two time Academy Award winning actress Ingrid Bergman bears this name.
Alena  7/18/2005
The name of deceased Queen Ingrid of Denmark, but born as Princess of Sweden. She was married to deceased King Frederik IX of Denmark, and she was the mother of current Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Charlie1977  10/17/2005
The daughter of Crownprince Haakon and Crownprincess Mette-Marit of Norway: Ingrid Alexandra.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005
Ingrid is an Italian singer who became famous for her pleasurable tango songs, which she performs in French.
iva_toneva  5/10/2006
Ingrid is the name of Astrid's mother in the White Oleander.
Cassidy  5/24/2006
I don't like the name Ingrid, it just sounds ugly.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Ingrid here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
The name Ingrid is actually used in America, not just Germany or Sweden.
bibi66  11/4/2006
I like it for some reason. It's so classical.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2006
As far as I know, it is pronounced as it is written; 'in-grid'.

If I wasn't called Lauren, my parents were going to call me this, apparently. I wish they had. In response to bibi, this name is not American. It is just used there. Just like some Americans might be called 'Midori' or 'Hamish' or whatever.
Surreal  1/26/2007
It's a classy, pretty name!
7up  1/27/2007
I love this name. The only thing that bothers me is there isn't really a nickname for that. Growing up with the name Tara I never could really have a nickname while all the other kids did. Le sigh. Anyway, I love Ingrid Bergman and I love the film, White Oleander. I love Ingrid and Astrid, both seem like vintage names but nice. I don't pronounce it in-grit. I pronounce it: in-grid. Exactly how it's spelt. Maybe a nice middle name.
roxhai  3/6/2007
I've heard that the name Ingrid means "hero's daughter". I can't gaurantee that I'm right though.
jmd27  3/18/2007
I like the name Ingrid. It sounds strong. But all the people I know (in Canada) pronounce a "d" at the end, not a "t".
visitor27  3/19/2007
I think Ingrid is a very wonderful name. I like the fact that it is not a popular name, but at the same it is a nice name.
violetagate  3/22/2007
This name is very harsh, and is just plain ugly. This name makes me think of a witch with a wart at the end of her noise. I feel sorry for anyone with this name.
TiffanyS  3/28/2007
I like this name. In my mind, it's a very icy-green color. The fact that it means beautiful is just another plus. Much better than the boring old Linda, anyways.
writing the world  4/4/2007
In Norway this is a very old and rather common name. We do not pronounce the d at the end: inn-gri.
Silje  4/10/2007
I'm not sure if I like it. I think it's lovely as a middle name, but too harsh for a first name. Also, a girl at my school had this nickname, and people called her "In-bred".
MicaLilah  5/21/2007
Ingrid Cortez was the name of the main character's mother on Disney's "Spy Kids" series.
quigonjecca  5/21/2007
It's my favorite girl name. Also, I love the nicknames for Ingrid: Inzy and Iggy and Nessie.

Nessie has nothing in common with Ingrid; it just happens to be one of my favorite nicknames for a girl.
violetagate  6/18/2007
Also an unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/18/2007
My name is Ingrid and I hate it. It's so uncommon that they don't have my name anywhere or on anything and I think it's ugly too. My brother calls me Pidrid. My friends call me Ingi for short and I like that name. But I wish I were called by my middle name: Elizabeth.
ingrid-c  9/9/2007
This name calls to mind a Nordic beauty.
KrisMichelle  10/1/2007
My name is Ingrid and I really love it. People always tell me how classic it is. I like it and am proud to have it and to people who are having daughters I would recommend it because it is very strong as well as lovely. I would much rather have the name Ingrid than a bubble gum trailer park name like Tiffany.
― Anonymous User  11/5/2007
I think this name is so pretty and classy! I would use this name, and use the nickname of Inga!
― Anonymous User  4/24/2008
I'm not too fond of the name Ingrid. It makes me think of a scientist.  5/21/2008
My name is Ingrid, I really don't get why people don't like it! I sometimes do get teased, but I don't mind the name. Very few people have it nowadays. I sometimes go by Ing, or Ingy.
i_n_g_r_i_d  7/29/2008
I like this name a lot, and here in Sweden we pronounce it like Ing-rid.
izzaw  8/5/2008
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (Swedish: Kronprinsessan Victoria, Sveriges kronprinsessa, hertiginna av Västergötland, Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977) is the heiress apparent to the Swedish throne. If she ascends to the throne as expected she will be Sweden's third.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2008
Could a name get more atrocious than this? I think not.
GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
I don't see what's so bad about this name. I quite like it. Just because it's not an ultra-feminine name like Rose or Caitlin doesn't make it a bad name. Though I'm not the hugest fan of the ING-grit pronunciation, I hear this often pronounced ING-grid.
emmiix3  3/27/2009
A very strong and classy name. Somewhat old-fashioned but it's coming back in style. I hate the ING-grit pronunciation. I prefer ING-rid.
Beautiful Victory  5/19/2009
For those curious about the "Ing-rit" pronunciation, that would be the standard German pronunciation (for most dialects). Final d's are pronounced like t's. It's that simple. In Scandinavian countries, where the name was a standard, that would not be the normal pronunciation of the name. Not sure why this website only gives ONE pronunciation. It's hardly universal.
gbcallahan  6/29/2009
I love this name! I don't know why. I'm using it as the main character's name in my story. I don't know why but I could even imagine myself with this name instead of Ashley because Ashley is more of a stereotypical name and Ingrid means beautiful. I love that. I'm gonna consider this for my daughter.
italiannames  10/28/2009
It is a nice sounding name, but a little too common for me to use.
Alora  1/19/2010
Also used in Croatia.
goricar  3/10/2010
I like the name itself, very pretty, classy and chic. I know someone called Ingrid, a shoppaholic and fashionista, very intense and funny person.
Purrsian  4/28/2010
My middle name is Ingrid (Zoe Ingrid). I think it is really nice and unique.
SunnyHoney  5/4/2010
Another bearer of this name is Australian actress Ingrid Thornton.
donatella  5/21/2010
My grandmother's name is Ingrid. Her mother immigrated to the United States from Norway, but in my lifetime, I've only ever heard her name pronounced "ING-grid" (as a typical American would say it) rather than the Scandinavian pronunciations I've seen here.

I also know a few elderly German ladies with this name. I think I much prefer the German and Scandinavian pronunciations to the American one.

I have trouble picturing the name on anyone my own age, but having just met someone a year below me in school with the name, perhaps my perception will change. :)
― Anonymous User  8/6/2010
In Norwegian pronunciation, the d is silent. [iŋri]
― Anonymous User  10/25/2010
This name is growing on me. I used to think of "ingrate" when I heard the name, but I'm liking it. "Innie" would definitely be an interesting nickname.
Dawson  12/22/2010
Really pretty name! But the meaning is a little silly.
Chrila96  1/16/2011
I think this name is odd... it seems kind of harsh... but that's somehow its charm. And it somehow becomes really beautiful in that. It's very unusual outside of European countries, and there aren't many nicknames for it. Therefore, it's not something bullies would be able to make fun of that easily. I'd definitely recommend this name.
xsai  5/21/2011
This name has grown more and more popular in Denmark since the death of Queen Ingrid a couple of years ago. Today it is not completely uncommon to meet little girls with this name. However, mostly elderly women bear this name in Denmark.
Nerd  6/21/2011
This name, like a lot of other names, is old fashioned and is a perfect fit for an old lady or grandma. It has no charm nor does it sound feminine. There is nothing to like about this name, besides the meaning, but what good does that do if the sound is ugly.
MyFartsSmellGood  7/3/2011
I've heard that Ingrid means "the daughter of the hero" :)
lagunanyxe  9/3/2011
Ingrid sounds so classy. I was gonna be called Ingrid but my dad didn't like it so I'm stuck with it as my middle name.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2011
I like Ingrid, though I don't think it could be used (at least in the USA) without the child being teased or aggravated about her name.
GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
We named our daughter Ingrid, born in 2010. We get nothing but compliments on her name: that it is unique and beautiful. We chose it because it is uncommon but familiar, and because my husband's background is Scandinavian, as is his/her last name.
Maren_not_Karen  11/25/2011
Pronounced in-gree in Norwegian, the d is silent.
K.G Valentina  3/5/2012
Like someone said, it's not too common for people below 50 let's say, to have this name anymore, at least that's the trend in Sweden.
nevercontent  3/7/2012
Name of the day May 21, 2012.
CKV  5/21/2012
Singer Ingrid Michaelson (born: Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson).
Musicboy1017  9/19/2012
Pretty. Sounds a little like Imogene, which I don't like so much.
SEC908  12/28/2012
Name of the Day: May 21, 2013.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2013
I love this name, but it always makes me think of Ingrid Michaelson (a singer) or Ingrid Ashley (a news reporter from the Captain Underpants books).
Quamalamalam  11/19/2013
Ingrid is also not uncommon in the Netherlands. It was very popular in the sixties and seventies and is nowadays considered a bit dated.
renee06  12/16/2013
Ingrid Pitt (21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010) was an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Lilian Thulin (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋːrɪd tɵˈliːn]; 27 January 1926 – 7 January 2004) was a Swedish film actress.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Íngrid Rubio Ruiz (2 August 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is one of the top actresses in Spanish language cinema. She won the Special Mention Award at the 1996 San Sebastián International Film Festival for her performance in the film Taxi.[1]
She has appeared in over 20 films since 1995 and was named in 1998 as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Íngrid Fliter (born September 23, 1973, Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian pianist. She began her formal piano studies with Elizabeth Westerkamp. Her first public appearance in recital was at age 11, and she made her concerto debut at the Teatro Colón at age 16.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Ylva Sunesdotter of Bjelbo (born c. 1180s, died c. 1250–1255), was a Swedish noblewoman, the wife of Magnus Minnesköld of Bjälbo and the mother of regent Birger Jarl. The exact years of her birth and death are unclear; a traditional year quoted for her death is 26 October 1252; it is also considered, though, that this was the date of her burial, and that she had actually died in 1251.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter (Old Norse: Ingiríðr Rögnvaldsdóttir) (1100/1110 – after 1161 AD) was born a member of the Swedish royal family, became a member of Danish royalty by marriage and later was Queen consort of Norway as the spouse of Harald IV of Norway. Married four times, Ingrid had a number of children who played a prominent role in Swedish and Norwegian history.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden (28 March 1910 – 7 November 2000) was the wife of King Frederick IX of Denmark and the mother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. She was queen consort of Denmark from her husband's accession in 1947 until his death in 1972.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Gärde Widemar (1912–2009) was a Swedish lawyer and politician (Liberal People's Party (Sweden)). She was the first female Supreme Court Justice in Sweden.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (born October 21, 1921) is a Dutch astronomer.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid von Rosen (sometimes cited as Ingrid Bergman; 17 January 1930 — 20 May 1995) was married to Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. Born Ingrid Karlebo in Stockholm in 1930, she was married to the Swedish count Jan-Carl von Rosen in 1953. In 1971 she married Ingmar Bergman. Ingrid von Rosen died of stomach cancer in 1995, aged 65.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid van Bergen (born 15 June 1931) is a German film actress. She has appeared in 100 films since 1954. She was born in Free City of Danzig, today Gdansk, Poland.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Rüütel (née Ruus; born 3 November 1935) is an Estonian folklorist and philologist. 2001–2006 she was the First Lady of Estonia, married to President Arnold Rüütel.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Newkirk (born June 11, 1949) is an English-born British American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal rights organization. She is the author of several books, including Making Kind Choices (2005) and The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights – Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble (2009).
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Mattson (born August 24, 1963) Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Ph.D. is a Muslim religious leader, a professor of Islamic Studies and an interfaith activist.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Jensen (b., January 12, 1966, North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian jazz trumpet player.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Jeanine van Lubek (born May 12, 1971 in Roosendaal en Nispen) is an athlete from the Netherlands. She competes in triathlon.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Kavelaars (born March 20, 1971 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian film actress.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Chauvin (born 3 October 1973) is a French television actress, known for her roles in the miniseries Méditerranée, Dolmen, and the police procedural series Femmes de loi.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Margaretha Cornelia Leijendekker (born October 3, 1975 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a retired water polo player from the Netherlands.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Alberini (born 11 September 1978), better known for her stage name In-Grid, is an Italian dancer and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her 2003 international club smash "Tu es foutu", also known as "You Promised Me". The song was a big hit in Europe, Russia, Australia, Latin America and in the United States, where it reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2004.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Tørlen (born July 21, 1979 in Ålesund) is a Norwegian beach volleyball player.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson is an American indie pop singer-songwriter from New York.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio (born 25 December 1961) is a Colombian politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (born 21 January 2004) is the elder child and only daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and second in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
The great, great granddaughter of the penultimate King of Portugal - Dom Carlos I - is called Ingrid. I imagine she is happy enough with her name.
Genealogista  4/11/2014
Some cute nicknames for Ingrid's are Ingie, Iggie, Ingster, Inga, or simply Ing:)
Also the name Ingrid does not rhyme with anything else, leaving bullies with nothing to tease about. I'll bet not a single Ingrid has been teased about her name :)
― Anonymous User  7/17/2014
It's such an ugly pretty name and I kind of like it!
Alexanna  7/28/2014
All of me loves all of Ingrid.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2014
Like it! (:
Love the combo of Ingrid Maera.
ThatMazerunnerfan  10/1/2014
My name is Ingrid Emilie and I quite like it! And by the way, I'm from Norway. I've never been teased about my name and I've only gotten complimented about it! I really like the sound of my name in English, IN-grid. It sound classic and unique.
ingridemilie  12/9/2014
I really like how it's pretty, but not overly feminine.
Ali Hassan  12/24/2014
Ingrid Michelson.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2015
This is my mum's name, and I like how it is feminine but not weak or soppy. It sounds like someone who works hard, just like my mum.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2015
Ingrid is a wonderful name to have. I prefer the German pronunciation. I have visited several countries and have received nothing but positive reactions to it. I only had a small bit of bullying in middle school when people would call me "immigrant" or "ignorant". Only my mother calls me "Inga" or "Inga-Minga". One small downside is that no one could figure out what to do with my name when we played the name game in school. Since I am a successful well-traveled adult the bullying didn't hold me back. :)
― Anonymous User  6/17/2015
Ingrid is the name of my cousin's wife. She likes her name and frequently jokes about it. We frequently call her Inga for short.
Stasiya  10/6/2015
Ingrid Dracula is a Transylvanian vampire and the older sister of the protagonist in BBC's Young Dracula.
Ekorrar  10/24/2015
Ingrid Marie, Ingrid Joelle, Ingrid Charlotte, Ingrid May, Ingrid Grace, Ingrid Louise, Ingrid Piper, Ingrid Leigh, Ingrid Layla, and so on are good combinations.
Eileen1209864  4/10/2016
My name is Ingrid and I love it! Even if it is just a name, it is part of their identity and a part of who they are.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2016
Ingrid Newkirk is the insane leader of the cult PETA.

PETA worships their leader, Ingrid Newkirk, as "Lordd omnipotunt godes ingrud newkurk, kreator end rulor oth everyfing evor end forser oth everywun ho izunt lordd omnipotunt godes ingrud newkurk tu burnnn inn hele forr al oth eternatyu".
― Anonymous User  12/23/2016
I think Ingrid is the best name to ever be named. It is sooooooooo classy and coool and koz and epic, more epic than a unicorn riding a snowboard on lava. Everybody who doesn't love the name Ingrid are stupid and should go home and cry.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2017
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and second in line to succeed her grandfather, King Harald V on the Norwegian throne. A member of the House of Glücksburg, she is expected to become Norway's second female monarch, after the 15th-century Queen Margaret.
cutenose  4/6/2017
Strange and rough sounding.
Luvbug86  5/19/2017
The name Ingrid was given to 320 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
I really like this name, but I don't like its meaning. Just my personal thing, for the like and dislike.
Banyu_Adn  3/10/2018

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