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Gender: F Meaning of Ingrid: "fair, beautiful" Origin of Ingrid: Norse Ingrid's Popularity in 2013: #893

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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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Famous People Named Ingrid

Ingrid Michaelson- American singer
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson- American actress
Ingrid Bergman- Swedish actress
Queen Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden
Princess Ingrid Alexandra- second in line to Norwegian throne
Michelle Ingrid Williams- American Actress
Ingrid Nilson- Makeup Artist and Internet Personality
Ingrid Croce- widow of musician Jim Croce
Ingrid Law- Author
Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree of Sweden, Duchess of Vastergotland
Ingrid Newkirk, president of the animal rights organization PETA

Pop Culture References for the Name Ingrid

Ingrid Hunnigan, character from the Resident Evil series
Ingrid - Character in The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
Ingrid Magnussen, from the movie "White Oleander"
Ingrid Formanek, from the movie "Live from Baghdad"
Ingrid, from the novel "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Peter Abrahams
Ingrid Dracula, from "Young Dracula"
Ingrid, character in a Professor Layton video game
Ingrid, the Snow Queen on ABC's Once Upon A Time

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