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What does Ingvar mean?

Ingvar Pronunciation of Ingvar [in-g-var] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Ingvar is "Ing's soldier".

Associated with: scandinavian, soldier (warrior).


Ingvar has 1 variant: Ingevar.

Affiliated boy names: Igor and Ivor.

Creative forms:
(male) Iggvar, Invar, ..

(female) Ingir, Ingvet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ingvar Amar (I.A.), ..

How popular is Ingvar?

Ingvar is an unusual first name for men. Ingvar is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Ingvar (outside Top 2000) is Ivor. This relation of Ingvar was popular as a birth name in the 1910s. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ingvar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Algar, Allvar, Alvar, Anwar, Davar, Edgar, Elgar, Halvar, Ignac (see Ignatius), Ignaz, Ilar, Inar, Indra, Ing, Ingamar, Ingbert (see Inglebert), Inge, Ingemar, Ingemur (see Ingemar), Ingmar, Ingo, Ingram, Ingrams, Ingrim, Inman, Innman, Inver, Iomhar, Istvan, Itamar, Ivair, Ivan, Ivar, Iver, Iyar, Iyyar, Lavar, Ragnar, Segar and Trevar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ingvar.

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