Inga

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Short form of names beginning with the name element ING [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Related Names

Iing
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Iingka
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Greenlandic
Ing
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Inga
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Danish Faroese Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Iŋgá
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Sami
Ingara
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Norwegian
Inge
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Ínge
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Greenlandic
Ingi
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Swedish
Ingka
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Greenlandic
Inngi
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Greenlandic

See also Ingela, Ingina, Inie, Inka, Jenge

For male forms see Ingi

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Inguson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Ingudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Inga
Genitive: Ingas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Inga
Accusative: Ingu
Dative: Ingu
Genitive: Ingu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Inga
Genitive: Ingan
Partitive: Ingaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Inga
Accusative: Ingu
Dative: Ingu
Genitive: Ingu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Inga
Genitive: Ingas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Inga
Genitive: Ingas

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

14 September

Norway Norway

17 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

20 June

Sweden Sweden

25 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 51598 people were named Inga (percentage of first or only given name: 84 %) [14]
  • Inga was a heavy storm in Norway in January 2005.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[16]
10351 25171 10351 25167 0 4
Denmark Denmark[17]
5978
n.a.
5978
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[18]
n.a.
4661
n.a.
4661 0 0
Iceland Iceland[19]
1058 1743
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[20]
18 28
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[21]
n.a.
n.a.
2740
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Inga (f) Sources: [16][17][21][18]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Inga (f) Sources: [22]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Inga (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Inga (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Inga (f)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  12. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  13. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. 18.0 18.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  19. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  20. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  21. 21.0 21.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  22. details see Name Statistic tables