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What does Inga mean?

Inga Pronunciation of Inga [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.

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, mythology, powerful, peace.


Inga has 8 variants: Ingaberg, Ingaborg, Inge, Ingeborg, Ingegerg, Inger, Innga and Inngeborg.

Affiliated girl name: Ingrid.

Creative forms:
(female) Ingai, Inia, ..

(male) Inica, Inisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Inga Hattie (I.H.), ..

How popular is Inga?

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)

Inga reached its apex rank of #442 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Inga name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Inga outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ingrid (#957 a year ago), Inger and Ingeborg are the popular varying forms of Inga. These relations of Inga reached the apex of their popularity 7 years ago (usage of 0.02%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.01%, 52%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Inga, Ingeborg, Inger, Ingrid in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ingrid outside U.S.

Similar Names

Inga is pronounced similarly to Angy. Other suggested similar names are Elga, Erga, Iana, Ianna, Iara, Ida, Idra, Ila, Ilka, Illa, Ilsa, Ima, Ina, Inah, Inaya, Inda, India, Indu, Indya, Ines, Inez, Ingmar, Iniga, Inya, Iola, Iona, Ionia, Ionya, Ira, Irma, Isa, Isha, Isla, Ita, Iva, Olga, Senga, Tanga, Vaga and Vega. These names tend to be less frequently used than Inga.