What does Inga mean?
Inga \i-nga, in-ga\ as a girls' name is pronounced ING-ah. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Inga is "guarded by Ing". Norse mythology: Ing was a powerful god of fertility and peace. Inge is popular in Germany. Actress Inger Stevens.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ingrid.
Inga is a very popular first name for women (#1724 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#34856 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Inga for girls. Inga reached its apex rank of #440 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Inga and associated names. Ingrid (#924 a year ago) and Ingeborg are the popular varying forms of Inga. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1947%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0253%, down 87%), with the forms Ingrid and Inga becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)