The baby name Ingalls is a unisex name, 2 syllables long and is pronounced "IN-guhls".
Ingalls is a surname that originated in England. The name is derived from the Old Norse personal name Ingjaldr, which means "son of Ing". Ing was a god in Norse mythology associated with fertility and agriculture. The name Ingalls was first recorded in the 13th century in Lincolnshire, England. It was later brought to America by English immigrants in the 17th century.
The name Ingalls is primarily used as a surname and is not commonly used as a first name. It is a gender-neutral name, meaning it can be used for both males and females. The pronunciation of Ingalls is IN-galls, with the emphasis on the first syllable. The name is composed of two parts: Ing, which means "son of Ing", and alls, which is a variant of the word "halls" meaning "dwelling place".
The Ingalls name gained popularity in America due to the famous Ingalls family, who were pioneers in the 19th century. Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie book series, was a member of this family. The Ingalls family's story of homesteading and survival on the American frontier has become a beloved part of American history and culture. Today, the name Ingalls is still used as a surname and is associated with the pioneering spirit and resilience of the American West.
Ingalls has the following similar or variant Names
- Ingles |
- Ingalls |