Ingrid: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ingrid

Ingrid

Pronunciation: ING-grid (key)

Origin of the name Ingrid:

From an Old Norse compound name composed of Ing (a byname of the fertility-god Frey) and friđr (fair, beautiful): hence, "beautiful Ing." Frey is said to have been the most handsome of the gods in Norse mythology. The name Ingrid has become extremely popular, due in part to the affection bestowed upon Ingrid, the queen mother of Denmark, and the fame of the Swedish film actress Ingrid Bergman.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Inga, Inger

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Nicknames for Ingrid: | Edit

Inga, Inger, In, Inzie, Ingie, Grid, Ing, Inny, Gri, Idgie

Meanings and history of the name Ingrid: | Edit

Ingrid means "beautiful as Ing" (a Norse god)

Famous real-life people named Ingrid: | Edit

Ingrid Bergman, actress
Ingrid Newkirk, animal rights activist and author
Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator and presidential candidate
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta, Queen of Denmark, Princess of Sweden
Ingrid Alexandra, Princess and future queen of Norway
Ingrid Michaelson, American singer/songwriter

Ingrid in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ingrid, heroine of Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Snow Queen"
Ingrid Magnussen, character in Janet Fitch's novel "White Oleander", played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the subsequent film.

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