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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ING-eh(Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
ING-ə(German, Dutch)
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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, Ingibjǫrg, Ingigerðr, Ingimárr, Ingólfr, Ingríðr(Ancient Scandinavian) Íngrid(Catalan) Inga(Estonian) Inga, Inka, Inkeri(Finnish) Inka(Frisian) Inga, Ingibjörg(Icelandic) Inga, Ingrīda(Latvian) Inga(Lithuanian) Inga(Polish) Inga(Russian) Íngrid(Spanish) Inha(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantIngesson(Swedish)
User SubmissionÍnge

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Sweden: February 11

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