Other Origin(s):Scandinavian, Norse
Meaning:To entertain; Home
Ineke is a Dutch feminine name defying strict categories in pursuit of candid expression. Many may pin Ineke as a diminutive of Ina, whose Anglo-Saxon origins reveal the two-fold meaning "to entertain" or "home." In truth, Ineke finds a potentially more fitting muse in the Old Norse God Yngvi, or Ing, thanks to its close ties with the Scandinavian Ingrid—itself meaning "Ing is beautiful." Known best as Freyr, Yngvi was considered the god of peace, beauty, and fertility, while his sister Freyja held the mantle of love and battle. At its core, Yngvi means "lord," its mythos invigorating Ineke with mastery across all spheres of poignant human expression.

Ineke Name Popularity Data

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in 1983
+ 7919
from 1976
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