Ingrid

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Gender: Female Meaning of Ingrid: "fair, beautiful" Origin of Ingrid: Norse Ingrid's Popularity in 2017: #932

The name Ingrid is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "fair, beautiful". Ingrid is ranked #932 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ingrid

Ingrid Alexandra, Princess of Norway, second-in-line to the throne
Ingrid Auerswald, German Olympic sprinter
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Norwegian actress
Ingrid Croce, widow of musician Jim Croce
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson, American singer-songwriter
Ingrid Heggø, Norwegian MP
Ingrid Klimke, German horse rider
Ingrid Law, American novelist
Ingrid Lilian Thulin, Swedish actress
Ingrid Newkirk, president of American animal rights organization PETA
Ingrid Nilsen, American YouTuber
Ingrid Nilson, American voice actress
Ingrid Oliver, English actress
Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter, Queen consort of Harald IV of Norway
Ingrid Saskia Helena de Caluwé, Dutch MP
Ingrid Seynhaeve, Belgian model
Ingrid Vandebosch, Belgian model, wife of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon
Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden, Queen Consort of Frederick IX of Denmark
Michelle Ingrid Williams, American actress
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson, American actress
Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree, Crown Princess of Sweden

Pop Culture References for the name Ingrid


Ingrid, character in Professor Layton video game series
Ingrid, makeup artist on Style Savvy Trendsetters
Ingrid, the Snow Queen on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
Ingrid Beauchamp, character in The Witches of East End series
Ingrid Cortez, character in the Spy Kids series
Ingrid Dracula, character on TV's "Young Dracula"
Ingrid Fletcher, character on British TV series "Porridge" and "Going Straight"
Ingrid Formanek, character in movie "Live from Baghdad"
Ingrid Giraffe, character on animated series "My Gym Partner's a Monkey"
Ingrid Hunnigan, character in the Resident Evil series
Ingrid Levin-Hill, character in "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Peter Abrahams
Ingrid Magnussen, character in Janet Fitch's "White Oleander"
Ingrid Third, character on animated series "Fillmore!"
Ingrid Thompson, one of the characters in Marissa Meyer's Renegades trilogy
Ingrid Thorburn, main character in the movie "Ingrid Goes West"
Ingrid Waverly, character in Page Morgan's "The Dispossessed" trilogy

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