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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.


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

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)

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 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)

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 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.