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Inga /in-ga/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Ingrid.

Kreatif forms: Ingaio, Ioanga, Ioinga. [more]

pinHow 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 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Inga name in U.S.

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

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%, 87%), with the forms Ingrid and Inga becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Inga, Ingeborg, Ingrid in U.S.

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

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Inga is pronounced similarly to Angy. Other suggested similar baby names are Ina, Inda, Ines, Inez, Iniga and Inya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Inga.