Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ingrid f. Old Norse ing(i), of uncertain origin but perhaps identical with the god name Ing or Yngvi, also of uncertain origin, + Old Norse fríðr 'beautiful, fair'.

The name of a 12th C queen consort of Norway and a 13th C Swedish saint.

Ingrid Ylva, the 13th C wife of a Swedish nobleman, was reported in legend and myth to be a white witch.

1350 Ingridi (dat) SDHK no. 6037, Ingridis (nom) ibid. no. 6038; 1411 Ingridis (nom) ibid. no. 17654
Old Swedish
1352 Ingride (dat) SDHK no. 6314, Ingridh (nom) ibid. no. 6314; 1358 Jngridhe (nom) ibid. no. 7337; 1409 Ingridhas (gen) ibid. no. 17269; 1417 Ingride (nom) ibid. no. 18863, Ingridh (nom) ibid. no. 18862; 1419 Ingefridh (nom) ibid. no. 19230
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ingrid". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Ingrid.