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Meaning and name origin

Inga \i-nga, in-ga\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Ingaberg, Ingaborg, Inge, Ingegerg, Ingeborg, Inger, Innga and Inngeborg.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ingrid.


Inga is a very popular first name for females (#1724 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56561 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Inga for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Inga and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Inga, Ingeborg and Ingrid. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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