What does Inga mean?
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.
Affiliated girl name: Ingrid.Creative forms:
(female) Ingaia, Inia, ..
(male) Ingaiah, Inica, .. 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)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Inga for girls. 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of the girl name Inga and associated 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%).
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.