Meaning and Name Origin
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 a slightly less popular last name for all people (#56561 out of 88799, Top 64%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Inga and associated names. Popular varying forms of Inga ranked in the Top 1000 are Ingrid (#924 a year ago) and Ingeborg. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Ingrid and Inga becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)