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Inge (girl)

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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).

Associated with: beauty


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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ingeio, Inne, ..

(male) Ingeig, Ingle, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Inge and associated names. Inga, Inger and Ingrid (#924 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 is somewhat lower today, with the version Inga becoming less trendy. (2014 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.