German and Scandinavian
"protected by Yngvi"

Ingo Origin and Meaning

The name Ingo is a boy's name of German origin meaning "protected by Yngvi".

An unusual name heard in contemporary Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia, it's the male version of the more familiar Inga. It's the name of a German god, and attached to German-born soap star Ingo Rademacher--the father of sons named Peanut and Pohaku Zen.

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Famous People Named Ingo

  • Ingo RademacherGerman,American actor
  • Ingo Douglas SwannAmerican psychic
  • Ingo SteuerGerman pair skater
  • Ingo WeißenbornGerman fencer

Ingo in Pop Culture

  • Ingo Manfredcharacter in the "Broken Sky" series by L.A. Weatherly