What does Inge mean?
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) with the suffix -e. Inge is also a variant of Ingrid (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Inge and associated names. Inga and Ingrid (#924 a year ago) are the popular alternative forms of Inge (unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Inge was more pronounced among parents during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.28%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.04%, ▼86%), with the versions Inga and Ingrid becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Inge is alike in pronunciation to Angy. Other suggested similar baby 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.