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Meaning and name origin

Inge \i-nge, in-ge\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Inge), is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Inge is "guarded by Ing; Ing's beauty". Inge is a variant of Inga (Scandinavian, Old Norse); Norse mythology: Ing was a powerful god of fertility and peace. Also a variant of Ingrid (Scandinavian, Old Norse); Norse mythology: Ing, god of earth's fertility, rides the land each year to prepare it for spring planting.


Inge is a very popular first name for females (#1644 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14292 out of 88799, Top 16%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Inge and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ingrid (#924) and Inga. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Inge is also pronounced similarly to Angy and Innga. Other suggested similar baby names are Ange, Ines, Inez, Inger, Iniga and Innes. These names tend to be less commonly used than Inge.