Yngvi (also Ingwe or Ingwio ) is the name of the main deity of the German tribe of the Ingaevones. He is often seen as synonymous with the Germanic god Freyr of the Vanir.


The name of the tribe is found in Tacitus, but Ingwio or Freyr first appears in the 10th chapter of the saga Ynglinga where he is supposed to be the ancestor of the Swedish kings, under the name Yngvi, and in the 11th chapter, he is named as father Fjölnirs and bears the name Yngvi - Freyr. Etymologically thus is related the name of the Germanic tribe Ingaevones.

The Old English rune poem is a god Ing in eastern Denmark, who disappeared on a shaft to the east, and his car was following him. This car has Ingwio with the god Freyr growth together (which is also taken as a reason that they are the same ) and the Earth Mother Nerthus (which the mythological mother Freyr's supposed to be ).


He was probably as Ingwaz ( also the name of a rune, meaning " fire "), the son of Mannus. Further selections of Freyr are rare.

The so-called Old English rune poem called a car of Ing:


Jacob Grimm held Ing ( as " Yngvi " ) for the Scandinavian tribal god, who is also called as the progenitor of the noble house of the Swedish Ynglinger.


From the name of the common particularly in North Germany Name Ingo continue Ingi, Ingolf ( "Wolf of Ing " ), Ingrid ( " Beauty of Ing " ), Ingvar passes ( feminine form rings, Inga ) from (" protected by Ing " ) as well as the derivative of the Russian name Igor, the Swedish name Ingmar ( "Glory of Ing " ), and the Holy Name St. Ingbert ( " Ings shine ") and the eponymous town in Saarland.

Also, the name Ingway Ingwe is derived. Related is Ingway with 22 Rune from the common Germanic runes, the Rune Ingwaz. This represents inner fire and productivity. Thus, the meaning of the name is Ingway "way of Ing " So "Way of the Fire."