"fair; Ing is beautiful"

Ingrid Origin and Meaning

The name Ingrid is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "fair; Ing is beautiful".

The luminous Ingrid Bergman's appeal was strong enough to lend universal charisma to this classic Scandinavian name, which has been somewhat neglected in the US. 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, its highest US ranking was Number 380 in 1967.

Its meaning refers to Ing, the Norse god of fertility, peace, and prosperity, and he's looked upon 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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Ingrid Rank in US Top 1000

# 244 on Nameberry

Ingrid Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ingrid Popularity

Famous People Named Ingrid

  • Ingrid AlexandraPrincess of Norway, second,in,line to the throne
  • Ingrid AuerswaldGerman Olympic sprinter
  • Ingrid BergmanSwedish actress
  • Ingrid Bolsø BerdalNorwegian actress
  • Ingrid Crocewidow of musician Jim Croce
  • Ingrid Ellen MichaelsonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Ingrid HeggøNorwegian MP
  • Ingrid KlimkeGerman horse rider
  • Ingrid LawAmerican novelist
  • Ingrid Lilian ThulinSwedish actress
  • Ingrid Newkirkpresident of American animal rights organization PETA
  • Ingrid NilsenAmerican YouTuber
  • Ingrid NilsonAmerican voice actress
  • Ingrid OliverEnglish actress
  • Ingrid RagnvaldsdotterQueen consort of Harald IV of Norway
  • Ingrid Saskia Helena de CaluwéDutch MP
  • Ingrid SeynhaeveBelgian model
  • Ingrid VandeboschBelgian model, wife of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon
  • Ingrid VetlesenNorwegian soprano
  • Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of SwedenQueen Consort of Frederick IX of Denmark
  • Michelle Ingrid WilliamsAmerican actress
  • Scarlett Ingrid JohanssonAmerican actress
  • Victoria Ingrid Alice DesireeCrown Princess of Sweden

Ingrid in Pop Culture

  • Ingridcharacter in Professor Layton video game series
  • Ingridmakeup artist on Style Savvy Trendsetters
  • Ingridthe Snow Queen on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
  • Ingrid Beauchampcharacter in The Witches of East End series
  • Ingrid Cortezcharacter in the Spy Kids series
  • Ingrid Draculacharacter on TV's "Young Dracula"
  • Ingrid Fletchercharacter on British TV series "Porridge" and "Going Straight"
  • Ingrid Formanekcharacter in movie "Live from Baghdad"
  • Ingrid Giraffecharacter on animated series "My Gym Partner's a Monkey"
  • Ingrid Hunnigancharacter in the Resident Evil series
  • Ingrid LevinHill, character in "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Peter Abrahams
  • Ingrid Magnussencharacter in Janet Fitch's "White Oleander"
  • Ingrid Thirdcharacter on animated series "Fillmore!"
  • Ingrid Thompsonone of the characters in Marissa Meyer's Renegades trilogy
  • Ingrid Thorburnmain character in the movie "Ingrid Goes West"
  • Ingrid Waverlycharacter in Page Morgan's "The Dispossessed" trilogy
  • Ingrid Galateacharacter in Fire Emblem Three Houses video game