Meaning and Name Origin
Ingeborg \i-ngebo-rg, in-ge-borg\ as a name for girls is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ingeborg is "guarded by Ing". Ingeborg is a derivative of Inga (Scandinavian, Old Norse); Norse mythology: Ing was a powerful god of fertility and peace. Fairly unusual as a birth name for females.
Ingeborg is a very popular first name for females (#1709 out of 4276, Top 40%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ingeborg for girls. Ingeborg was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #859 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ingeborg and affiliated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Ingeborg rated in the Top 1000 is Inga. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 and has become significantly less since, with the version Inga becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)