What does Inge mean?
Inge /inge/ [1 syll.] 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, 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 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1947%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0253%, ▼87%), with the versions Inga and Ingrid becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)