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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) Ingaia, Inia, ..

(male) Ingaiah, Inica, ..

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

How popular is Inga?

Inga is a very prominent first name for women (#1724 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#34856 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Inga for girls. Inga reached its peak position of #442 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby 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. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Inga and corresponding names. Inger and Ingeborg are the popular variation forms of Inga. Adoption of these relations of Inga was widespread during 1890-1899 (median #1069), but now, the form Inga has fallen out of fashion.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Inga and related baby names 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.

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