Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ING-eh(Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) ING-ə(German, Dutch)  [key·IPA]

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 & CulturesÍngrid(Catalan) Inga, Inka, Inkeri(Finnish) Inka, Inken(Frisian) Inga(Germanic) Inga, Ingi, Ingibjörg(Icelandic) Inga, Ingrīda(Latvian) Inga(Lithuanian) Inga, Ingi, Ingibjǫrg, Ingigerðr, Ingimárr, Ingólfr, Ingríðr(Old Norse) 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
Norway: December 17
Sweden: February 11


Entry updated November 20, 2020