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With 79 639 bearers, Ingrid is the 19th most common feminine given name in Sweden (2014 Data).

Source: https://forebears.io/forenames/ingrid
Very sleek and elegant name.
Just W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L.
Absolutely beautiful.
The meaning of this name is wonderful, Ing's a beauty. Ing being the name of an ancient goddess. Yes this name is considered an old ladies name and it is uncommon outside of Europe, but that doesn't make it a bad name to name your daughter with all the old fashioned names from the 20s coming back into style...the name fits in with all those Eleanor's Evelyn's etc. while still being uncommon.
This is one of my favorite Scandinavian names for girls.
It's a beautiful and timeless name. I find it easy to pronounce.
My great- aunts' name! I kind of like it and kind of don't...
Ingrid is also Croatian, Czech, French, and Hungarian. The name day for Ingrid in Croatia is September 2. The name day for Ingrid in the Czech Republic is January 27. The name day for Ingrid in France is September 2. The name day for Ingrid in Hungary is February 5.
Strong name for strong women! Serious, mature, just an amazing name! It ages well, unlike many trendy, silly names that just don't. Going strong as an example name Ingrid! Good name.
Ingrid is very popular in Sweden, but it's one of my most favorite girl's names.
Pronounced ING-rid in both Swedish and English.
Oof, I feel like I’m the minority here. I don’t think I could ever use the name Ingrid, for some reason. But I think it’s cool on a fictional character, and I love the meaning, I love how unique and exotic it is.
Very pretty! It makes me think of a woman who is elegant but also very fierce and tough.
Also used in Slovene: https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid
Also used in Estonia: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_(eesnimi) [noted -ed]
Ingrid has become my favorite name and would love to name my daughter Ingrid someday! I became in love with this name after a cartoon character who’s name was Ingrid Third from an old Disney show called Fillmore! My rescue cat’s name is also Ingrid because I love the name so much :) sometimes I wish my name was Ingrid!
So, a common misconception of the name Ingrid is that it means "Ing's beauty", or "Ing is beautiful" and that Ing is nothing, however, that's not the case. Ing was a Nordic godess of an unnkown origin, which I think contributes even further to the beauty of the name. The definition isn't silly in any way.

And, NO, it should NOT be seen as an English name just because it is used in English speaking countries. That is not how it works, thank you very much.
Ingrid is a lovely name! It's pretty and feminine without being frilly and it's very classic.
Pretty and exotic.
I used to hate this name with a burning passion, but now it's one of the possible names of my daughter.
Also used in English-speaking countries, should be considered an English name as well.
When used in Spanish-speaking countries, Ingrid is usually spelled as Íngrid (with an accent mark), as well as in Catalonia. :)
I've also heard of this name being used in Portuguese-speaking countries, a notable Portuguese-speaking bearer being actress Ingrid Guimarães.
I love this name. Sounds so robust and a name a strong girl would have. I also like Ingride. I know the e doesn’t contribute to anything but it looks nice. One of my favorite names.
I love this name! It sounds so cute but tough ❤.
Ingrid Andress is a singer whose songs include, “Both”, “Lady Like”, and “More Hearts than Mine”.
Ingrid Bergman is also a song by Woody Guthrie, recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco on their album Mermaid Avenue. It is about the actor.
My name is Ingrid because my family is Swedish. I never thought it was that good of a name because it sounded rough and old ladyish (other people's words). But now I am glad that I have that name, and never want to change it.
Ingrid is such an exotic name. It calls to mind a mysterious woman who is feminine and charming. The sound of this name is like classical music and the image that I get from Ingrid is of a very sophisticated woman.
I used to not like this name but it's growing on me. I especially like the Norwegian pronunciation, "ing-ree."
I love it when people have a unique beginning letter in their first name. This name is a perfect example of that and it is a strong yet beautiful name.
Ingrid is a beautiful name. It's not an obvious beauty like Corrina and Rosalie, but it has deep beauty that can only be appreciated by few, like Gertrude.
I really like this name, but I don't like its meaning. Just my personal thing, for the like and dislike.
The name Ingrid was given to 320 girls born in the US in 2016.
Strange and rough sounding.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Ingrid Marie, Ingrid Joelle, Ingrid Charlotte, Ingrid May, Ingrid Grace, Ingrid Louise, Ingrid Piper, Ingrid Leigh, Ingrid Layla, and so on are good combinations.
Ingrid Dracula is a Transylvanian vampire and the older sister of the protagonist in BBC's Young Dracula.
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.
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. :)
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.
Ingrid Michelson.
I really like how it's pretty, but not overly feminine.
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.
Like it! (:
Love the combo of Ingrid Maera.
It's such an ugly pretty name and I kind of like it!
All of me loves all of Ingrid.
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 :)
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.
Ingrid Pitt (21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010) was an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.
Ingrid Lilian Thulin (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋːrɪd tɵˈliːn]; 27 January 1926 – 7 January 2004) was a Swedish film actress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (born October 21, 1921) is a Dutch astronomer.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Ingrid Jensen (b., January 12, 1966, North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian jazz trumpet player.
Ingrid Jeanine van Lubek (born May 12, 1971 in Roosendaal en Nispen) is an athlete from the Netherlands. She competes in triathlon.
Ingrid Kavelaars (born March 20, 1971 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian film actress.
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.
Ingrid Margaretha Cornelia Leijendekker (born October 3, 1975 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a retired water polo player from the Netherlands.
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.
Ingrid Tørlen (born July 21, 1979 in Ålesund) is a Norwegian beach volleyball player.
Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson is an American indie pop singer-songwriter from New York.
Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio (born 25 December 1961) is a Colombian politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist.
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.
Ingrid is also not uncommon in the Netherlands. It was very popular in the sixties and seventies and is nowadays considered a bit dated.
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).
Name of the Day: May 21, 2013.
Pretty. Sounds a little like Imogene, which I don't like so much.
Singer Ingrid Michaelson (born: Ingrid Ellen Egbert Michaelson).
Name of the day May 21, 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.
Pronounced in-gree in Norwegian, the d is silent.
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.
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.
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.
I've heard that Ingrid means "the daughter of the hero" :)
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.
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.
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.
Really pretty name! But the meaning is a little silly.
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.
In Norwegian pronunciation, the d is silent. [iŋri]
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. :)
Another bearer of this name is Australian actress Ingrid Thornton.
My middle name is Ingrid (Zoe Ingrid). I think it is really nice and unique.
I like the name itself, very pretty, classy and chic. I know someone called Ingrid, a shoppaholic and fashionista, very intense and funny person.
Also used in Croatia.
It is a nice sounding name, but a little too common for me to use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could a name get more atrocious than this? I think not.
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.
I like this name a lot, and here in Sweden we pronounce it like Ing-rid.
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'm not too fond of the name Ingrid. It makes me think of a scientist.
I think this name is so pretty and classy! I would use this name, and use the nickname of Inga!
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.
This name calls to mind a Nordic beauty.
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.
Also an unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
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.
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".
Ingrid Cortez was the name of the main character's mother on Disney's "Spy Kids" series.
In Norway this is a very old and rather common name. We do not pronounce the d at the end: inn-gri.
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.
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.
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.
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".
I've heard that the name Ingrid means "hero's daughter". I can't gaurantee that I'm right though.
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.
It's a classy, pretty name!
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.
I like it for some reason. It's so classical.
The name Ingrid is actually used in America, not just Germany or Sweden.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Ingrid here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
I don't like the name Ingrid, it just sounds ugly.
Ingrid is the name of Astrid's mother in the White Oleander.
Ingrid is an Italian singer who became famous for her pleasurable tango songs, which she performs in French.
The daughter of Crownprince Haakon and Crownprincess Mette-Marit of Norway: Ingrid Alexandra.
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.
Two time Academy Award winning actress Ingrid Bergman bears this name.
Gorgeous name! Classic, pretty without frills, uncommon yet recognizable, and so strong - it's a great moniker all around.

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