Female, I names, Physical Attributes, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Inkeri

Inkeri is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Old Norse Ingiríðr meaning “Ing is beautiful”, combined with Old Norse fríðr (beautiful, lovely, fair) and Ing, being another name for Yngvithe name of an Old Norse god of fertility who may have been an older form or a different name for Freyr, which comes via Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord” derived from a PIE root word. Yngvi may be derived from Proto-Germanic *Ingwaz meaning “ancestor”.

Inkeri is also the Finnish name for Ingria, the name of a region located south of Karelia in what is now Russia.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Germanic

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Variants:

  • Ingrid (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch)
  • Inger (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Ingríðr (Old Norse)
  • Inka (Frisian, Finnish, German)
  • Inga (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, German, Russian,  Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Germanic)
  • Ingrīda (Latvian)
  • Íngrid (Spanish)

 

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