Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ING-eh(Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
ING-ə(German, Dutch)

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.

Related Names

VariantsInga(Danish) Inka(German) Inga(Estonian)
Other Languages & CulturesInga, Ingeburg(Ancient Germanic) Inga, Ingi, Ingibjǫrg, Ingigerðr, Ingimárr, Ingólfr, Ingríðr(Ancient Scandinavian) Íngrid(Catalan) Inga, Inka, Inkeri(Finnish) Inka(Frisian) Inga, Ingi, Ingibjörg(Icelandic) Inga, Ingrīda(Latvian) Inga(Lithuanian) Inga(Polish) Inga(Russian) Íngrid(Spanish) Inha(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantIngesson(Swedish)
User SubmissionÍnge


People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: October 5
Sweden: February 11


Entry updated November 20, 2020