Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “famous Ing.”
The name is composed of the Nordic elements, Ing, the name of an obscure Germanic god, and mar (famous).
As of 2010, Ingemar was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands, while Ingmar came in as the 496th most popular male name in the Netherlands, (2010).
The name was borne by Swedish film director, Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
Other forms of the name include:
- Ingimar (Danish/Faroese/Icelandic)
- Ingmar (Dutch/Estonian/French/German/Scandinavian)
- Ingemar (Estonian/Faroese/Scandinavian)
- Ingomar (German)
- Ingemor (Norwegian)
- Ingemår (Norwegian)
- Ingimarr (Old Norse)