[ 2 syll. in-ger, ing-er ] The baby girl name Inger is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as IH-NG-er †. Inger is of Old Norse origin and it is used mainly in Scandinavian.
Inger is a form of the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian Inge.
Inger is also a form (Scandinavian) of the English, German, and Scandinavian Ingrid.
Inger is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1966 with 0.007% of baby girls being named Inger. It had a ranking of #947 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. Among the family of girl names directly related to Inger, Ingrid was the most popular in 2012. Inger has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
† English pronunciation for Inger: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"