Meaning and name origin
Inga \i-nga, in-ga\ as a girl's 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 females (#1724 out of 4276, Top 40%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56561 out of 88799, Top 64%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Inga for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Inga and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ingrid (#924), Ingeborg and Inga. (2014 statistics).