Ygritte is a female name, a created name for a wilding character in author George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Though I couldn’t find any information of where Martin got the name from, I can’t help but wonder if he was inspired by Ygraine, the name of Arthur’s mother from the Arthurian legends, or perhaps Ingrid since the wildlings seem to have a lot of Norse inspired names. Ingrid comes from Old Norse Ingríðr meaning “Ing is beautiful”, Ing being another name for Yngvi, the name of an Old Norse god of fertility who may have been an older form or a different name for Freyr. Yngvi may be derived from Proto-Germanic *Ingwaz meaning “ancestor”.
Origin: English, Proto-Germanic
- Ygritta (English)
- Igritte (English)