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Gender: Female Meaning of Inga: "guarded by Ing" Origin of Inga: Norse

The name Inga is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "guarded by Ing". Inga and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Ing was a powerful Norse god whose name inspired several modern variations -- though Inga has become a caricatured Scandinavian choice.

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Famous People Named Inga

Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand, birth name of American rapper Foxy Brown
Inga Swenson, American actress
Ingeborg Elisabeth "Inga" Åberg, Swedish actress/singer
Inga Sofia Tidblad, Swedish actress
Inga Muscio, American feminist author
Inga Petrovna Oboldina-Strelkova, Russian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Inga

Inga, character in movie "Young Frankenstein"

Ingeberg, Inge, Ingela, Ingeborg, Inngeborg, Ingaborg, Ingaberg

Inga's International Variations

Inger (Slavic)