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What does Inger mean?

Inger Pronunciation of 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.


6 relations via Inga, Ingrid: Ingaberg, Inge, Ingeborg, Ingegerg, Ingmar and Innga.

Creative forms:
(female) Iger, Ingeri, ..


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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Inger name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Inger outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Inger, Inga, Ingeborg, Ingrid in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ingrid outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anner, Ginger, Indee, Ines, Inez, Innes and Jinger. These names tend to be less frequently used than Inger.

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