Ingrid (given name)

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Ingrid
IngridBergmanportrait.jpg
Ingrid Bergman, a famous 20th-century Ingrid.
Pronunciation ING-grid (English); ING-grit (German); ING-ree (Norwegian)
Gender feminine
Origin
Word/name Scandinavia
Other names
Related names Ingrida, Ingirid, Ingerid, Ingfrid, Ingri, Inger

Ingrid is a Scandinavian feminine given name. It continues the Old Norse name Ingiríðr, which was a short form of Ingfríðr, composed of the theonym Ing and the element fríðr "beloved; beautiful" common in Germanic feminine given names.[1] The name Ingrid (more rarely in the variant Ingerid or Ingfrid; short forms Inga, Inger, Ingri) remains widely given in all of Scandinavia, with the highest frequency in Norway. Norwegian usage peaked in the interbellum period, with more than 2% of newly born girls so named in 1920; popularity declined gradually over the 1930s to 1960s, but picked up again in the late 1970s, peaking above 1.5% in the 1990s.[2]

The name became popular outside of Scandinavia from the 1940s due to the fame of Ingrid Bergman.

People called Ingrid:

Pseudonyms

  • Ingrid Pitt (born Ingoushka Petrov in 1937; died 2010), Polish-born actress

Fictional characters:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ see e.g. Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Penguin. p. 499. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. 
  2. ^ Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no

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