The luminous Ingrid Bergman's appeal was strong enough to lend universal charisma to this classic Scandinavian name, which has been somewhat neglected in this country. Even today, a child named Ingrid would be assumed to be of Scandinavian ancestry, signaling the name has never been fully integrated into the English lexicon the way other European choices from the same era like Danielle or Kathleen have.
Still popular in its native Scandinavia, where it is a royal name, Ingrid is now Number 62 in Sweden; its highest U.S. ranking was Number 383 in 1967.
Its meaning refers to Ing, the Norse god of fertility, peace and prosperity, and he's looked up as the ancestor of the Swedish kings.
Ingrid was the name of mother figures in both Spy Kids and White Oleander. Trivia tidbit: It's Scarlett Johansson's middle name.
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