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Gender: female
Pronunciation: ING-grid
Meaning: meadow, first born daughter, beautiful
Related Names: Inga, Inge, Inger, Ingmar, Ingram

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 681


Name: ingrid Origin: Scandinavian,,, Old Norse,,, German,, Meaning (no case): meadow, first born daughter, beautiful



Ingrid is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and means "Ing's beauty." In Norse mythology, Ing was the god of earth's fertility, and he prepared the land for spring planting every year.[1] It is popular in the royal houses of Scandinavia, and is also the name of a Swedish 13th century saint.[1]

Ingrid may also mean "meadow."[1]


In the United States, Ingrid first began to appear regularly on the top 1000 chart in 1940. It spent some time in the top 500 during the 1960s and 70s, and then dipped back down towards the lower end of the chart. The twenty-first century has seen a slight increase in Ingrid's popularity, and in 2006, it ranked at number 619.[1]

Ingrid is also popular in other countries[1]:

  • 6th - as a girl's name in Norway (2006)
  • 59th - as a girl's name in Catalonia (2003)
  • 96th - as a girl's name in Sweden (2006)
  • 151st - as a girl's name in Spain (2004)
  • 481st - as a girl's name in Canada (BC) (2001)
  • 720th - as a girl's name in Australia (2000)
  • 1405th - as a girl's name in Belgium (2005)

In 1997, Ingrid was the #1 girl's name in Norway.[1]


  • Ingrid Bergman, best known for her role in Casablanca (1942), has said that her biggest regret was turning down the opportunity to act in "Planet of The Apes." Hollywood producers made attempts to change her name in 1939, but Ingrid refused, because she had worked to establish herself under her real name.[1]
  • Ingrid Mwangi is a Kenyan artist who has lived in Germany since the age of fifteen. Her works document an inner journey, and deal with "deeply rooted patterns of behavior and attitudes that lead to social, political, and cultural stigmatization."[1]
  • St. Ingrid of SwedenFeastday: September 2 was born in Sk√§nninge, Sweden, in the 13th century and lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the first Dominican nun in Sweden and in 1281 she founded the first Dominican cloister there, called St. Martin's in Sk√§nninge. She died in 1282 surrounded by an aura of sanctity. Miracles obtained through her intercession followed and led to a popular cult of this saint. In 1405, a canonization process was begun and the Swedish Bishops introduced her cause at the Council of Constance. An inquest was held in Sweden in 1416-1417 and the results were inconclusive. In 1497, the cause was reactivated and in 1507 her relics were solemnly translated, and a Mass and Office were composed - but formal canonization seems never to have occurred. During the Reformation, her cult came to an end and her convent and relics were destroyed.[1]
  • Ingrid Marie is a popular variety of apple in northern Europe. The flavor is quite bland and light. Ingrid Marie was first discovered in 1910 in the garden of Hoed School, near Flemloese on the island of Fyn, Denmark.[1]
  • Queen Ingrid (born March 28, 1910) was Princess of Sweden. Her full name was Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta and she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Ingrid was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her mother's side of the family. Ingrid's mother was known by the name Daisy.[1]


Name Days, also known as Feast Days or Saint Days:

  • January 27th (Czech Republic)
  • February 5th (Hungary)
  • September 2nd (Catholic Church)
  • September 2nd (France)
  • October 5th (Estonia)
  • October 9th (Sweden)[1]

Songs with the name Ingrid:

Television Characters named Ingrid:

  • Ingrid Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Characters named Ingrid from movies:


Celebrity babies named Ingrid:


Authors: JL Perry and Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about IngridRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 6  +
Meaning meadow, first born daughter, beautiful  +
Meaningnc meadow, first born daughter, beautiful  +
Name ingrid  +
Origin Scandinavian  +, Old Norse  +, and German  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation ING-grid  +
Rank in 2000s 681  +
Related Inga  +, Inge  +, Inger  +, Ingmar  +, and Ingram  +
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