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).