Given Name INGRID

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ING-rid (Swedish), ING-ree (Norwegian), ING-grit (German), ING-greet (German)  [details]

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).
VARIANTS: Inger (Swedish), Inger (Norwegian), Inger (Danish)
DIMINUTIVES: Inga (Swedish), Inga (Norwegian), Inga, Inge (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ingríðr, Inga (Ancient Scandinavian), Inkeri, Inka (Finnish), Inka (Frisian), Inga (Icelandic), Inga (Latvian), Inga (Lithuanian), Inga (Russian)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017