Ingrid (given name)

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German pronunciation: [ˈɪŋgʁɪt]
Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋːrɪd]
Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɪŋːriː]
Danish pronunciation: [ˈiŋʁiːðˀ]
Other names
Related namesIngrida, Ingrīda, Ingirid, Ingerid, Ingfrid, Ingri, Inger

Ingrid is a Scandinavian, German, and Dutch 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.[citation needed]


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  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,

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