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Of Old Norse origin.

A feminine form of the name Inge.

Connected with “Ing”, which according to the Germanic mythology was the name of an ancient Germanic fertility god.

“Ing” is possibly associated with the Greek word “λόγχη”, (logché), meaning “lance”, “spear”.

From the Germanic word “ingwaz”, meaning “ancestor”.

Other forms of the name are Inge, Ingeberg, Inger.

Inga was ranked #88 in Poland’s 2014 baby names’ popularity lists.

Famous bearers are Inga Tidblad, Inga Swenson, Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand known by her stage name Foxy Brown, Inga Petrovna Strelkova-Oboldina.