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Inge (girl)

What does Inge mean?

Inge Pronunciation of Inge [inge] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Inge) means "guarded by Ing; Ing's beauty". Inge is an alternate spelling of Inga (Scandinavian, Old Norse). Inge is also a variant of Ingrid (Scandinavian, Old Norse).

Associated with: beauty.


3 relations via Inga, Ingrid: Inger, Ingmar and Innga.

Creative forms:
(female) Iange, Inne, ..

(male) Ingle, Inor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Inge Brittany (I.B.), ..

How popular is Inge?

Inge is a very prominent first name for women (#1644 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13119 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Inga, Inger and Ingrid (#957 a year ago) are the popular alternative forms of Inge (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Inge was more pronounced among parents in 2008 and has become significantly lower since, with the version Inga becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Inge is alike in pronunciation to Angy. Other suggested similar names are Ange, Hege, Ilke, Ilse, Ina, Inah, Inda, Indee, Indu, Ines, Inez, Iniga, Innes, Inya, Iole, Ione, Ionie, Isme, Ivee, Ivie, Page and Sage. These names tend to be less commonly used than Inge.

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