What does Inger mean?
Inger [in-ger] as a name for girls. The name Inger means "guarded by Ing; Ing's beauty". Inger is a version of Inga (Scandinavian, Old Norse). Inger is also a variation of Ingrid (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
Associated with: beauty.
(female) Ingerra, ..
(male) Ingerio, .. Middle name pairings:
Inger Raya (I.R.), ..
How popular is Inger?
Inger is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2513 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#69201 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Inger reached its apex position of #1416 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ingrid (#957 via latest list), Ingeborg and Inga are the popular related forms of Inger rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Inger were favored as baby names 7 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.01%, down 52.3%), with the form Inga becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Anner, Ginger▼, Indee, Ines, Inez▼, Innes and Jinger. These names tend to be less frequently used than Inger.See names in meaning and etymology.