What does Ingrid mean?
Ingrid /in-grid/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ingrid for girls. Ingrid entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #440 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #924. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent varying form of Ingrid (#924 last year) rated in the Top 1000 is Inga. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.28%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.038%, down 86.4%), with the versions Ingrid and Inga becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Ingrid and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)