Ingrid Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Comments and insights on the name Ingrid: | Edit
A nice name for a respectful, practical person
It's a nice name.
Ingrid is a Scandinavian name and it is not pronounced Ing-Grid (which is awful and sounds so harsh and old lady). Ingrid is pronounced Ing-rid (with a short rolling R). A beautiful, ethereal name.
- Personal experiences with the name Ingrid: | Edit
I have two friends named Ingrid. They are both nice, and are both on the more practical, organised side.
- Nicknames for Ingrid: | Edit
Inga, Inger, In, Inzie, Ingie, Grid, Gridiron, Ing, Inny, Gri, Idgie , Ingy, Inguado, Indie, Inky
- 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 Bolso-Berdal, Norwegian actress
Ingrid Chau-Go, Famous Blogger
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta, Queen of Denmark, Princess of Sweden
Ingrid Alexandra, Princess and future queen of Norway
Ingrid Martz, Mexican actress
Ingrid Michaelson, American singer/songwriter
Ingrid Nilsen, Youtube Personal
Ingrid Vandebosch, model
- 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.