Meaning and Name Origin
Inge \i-nge, in-ge\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Inge) means "guarded by Ing; Ing's beauty". Inge is a variation of Inga (Scandinavian, Old Norse). Inge is also a variant of Ingrid (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
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 (#14292 out of 88799, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Inge and associated names. Inga, Ingeborg and Ingrid (#924 a year ago) are the popular alternative forms of Inge (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1900-1909 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Inga and Ingrid becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)