Ingeborg - Meaning of Ingeborg

What does Ingeborg mean?

[ 3 syll. in-ge-bor(g), ing-ebo-rg ] The baby girl name Ingeborg is pronounced as IY-NGeh-BAOER †. Ingeborg is largely used in German and Scandinavian. It is derived from Old Norse origins. The name Ingeborg means Ing's fort. A two-element name, it is derived from the words 'borg' which means protection, fortress, castle. Ingeburg (Germanic) and Ingiborgh (Old Norse) are original forms of the name. The first element Ing refers to a Germanic god of fertility, who was also known as Ingui or Yngvi. The first name is popular in Germany.

In addition, Ingeborg is a Scandinavian variant transcription of the name Ingrid (English, German, and Scandinavian).

Ingaberg, Ingaborg, Ingebjørg (Scandinavian), Ingegerg, Ingibjorg, Ingunn, Ingunna, Injerd, and Inngeborg are variant transcriptions of Ingeborg.

Inga (diminutive in English, German, Polish, Russian, and Scandinavian) and Inge (shortening in Scandinavian) are other variant transcriptions of the name.

See also the related form, Inse (Frisian and German).

See also the related categories, god, fertility, element, protection, castle, scandinavian, and german.

Ingeborg is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1905 with 0.005% of baby girls being named Ingeborg. It had a ranking of #986 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then, and is now of very light use. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Ingeborg, Ingrid was the most widely used.

† English pronunciation for Ingeborg: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

Meaning of Ingeborg Meaning of Inge Meaning of Inga Meaning of Ingunn Meaning of Inse Meaning of Ingrid Meaning of Inneke Meaning of Ingrith Meaning of Ingrede Meaning of Ing Meaning of Ingo Meaning of Inge Meaning of Ingelore
Baby Name Explorer for Ingeborg

Ingeborg Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name