Ingeborg - Meaning of Ingeborg
[ 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).
See also the related form, Inse (Frisian 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)"