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Ing

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Germanic mythology
"ancestor"

Ing Origin and Meaning

The name Ing is a boy's name meaning "ancestor".
Ing is an Ancient Norse fertility god whose name derives from Ingwaz, most likely meaning "ancestor." Ing himself was considered to be the ancestor of the Ingvaeone tribe. Ing is said to be the original name of the Norse god Freyr.

Most of the names beginning with Ing- stem from the mythical name. Ingrid means "Ing is beautiful" and Ingeborg means "the help of Ing."
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