[ 1 syll. in(g), ing- ] The baby boy name Ing is pronounced as IHNG †. Ing is used chiefly in German and English, and its origin is Old Norse and Germanic. From Old Norse roots, its meaning is he who is foremost - in this context, Ing can be used in the German language. Its meaning is literally from the word 'Ing'. Ing (Germanic, Old English, and Old Norse), Ingvi (Old Norse), Ingwaz (Germanic), and Yngvi (Old Icelandic and Old Norse) are original forms of the name. The name is derived from Ingwaz (Germanic), the name of the god Freyr in Norse mythology. He was also known as Yngvi Freyr or the Germanic shortening and transliteration, Ing. He was often associated with agriculture, weather, and fertility. The name Ing is commonly used as an element in longer names starting with 'Ing-'.
In addition, Ing is a shortening of the name Ingmar (Scandinavian, English, and German).
Ing is also a variant of the name Ingvar (Scandinavian and English) in the English language.
Ing is not popular as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Ing: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)"