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What does Ingrid mean?

Ingrid /in-grid/ as a girls' name is pronounced ING-rid. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ingrid is "Ing's beauty". Norse mythology: Ing, god of earth's fertility, rides the land each year to prepare it for spring planting. Actress Ingrid Bergman.

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, beauty, mythology, earth, spring.


Ingrid has 4 variants: Inga, Inge, Inger and Ingmar.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Igrid, Ingridi, ..

(male) Ingriddo, Ingridin, ..

How popular is Ingrid?

Ingrid is a very popular first name for women (#561 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ingrid for girls. Ingrid entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #439 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #924. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Ingrid (#924 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Inger and Inga. Adoption of these forms of Ingrid was widespread among parents 6 years ago and is somewhat less today.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Astrid, Brid, Enid, Estrid, Gudrid, Iberia, Idris, Igeria, Ilari, Ilaria, Ilario, Imtrud (see Ermintrude), India, Innis, Irida, Iris, Irit, Ivorie, Margrid and Sigrid. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ingrid.