What does Agnes mean?
Agnes [agnes] as a girls' name is pronounced AG-ness. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Agnes is "pure, holy". Latin form of the Greek name Hagnes, from the feminine form of "hagnos". The popular Saint Agnes (fourth century) was a young Roman virgin martyred by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Her emblem is a lamb; the Latin word for "lamb" is "agnus". The name was revived in the 19th century. Choreographer Agnes De Mille; actress Agnes Moorhead; writer Ana´s Nin; film director Annest Holland.
Agnes▼ has 75 variants: Ag, Agafi, Agafia, Agafon, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Aggye, Aghna, Agi, Agie, Agna, Agnah, Agneis, Agnella, Agnellah, Agnelle, Agnese, Agness, Agnessa, Agnesse, Agneta, Agnethe, Agnetta, Agnettah, Agnie, Agnieszka, Agnola, Agnolah, Agnus, Agot, Agota, Agote, Agoti, Agy, Agye, Aigneis, Ainah, Anais▲, Anessa, Anis, Anise, Anissa▼, Annais, Annest, Anneyce, Annice, Anniesse, Annis, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Ina▼, Inah, Ines, Inessa, Inez▼, Nesi, Nessa, Nessah, Nessie, Nessy, Nesta, Nestah, Nevesah, Nevsa, Neysa, Oona, Oonagh, Oonah, Senga, Una▼, Unah, Ynes and Ynez.Kreatif forms:
(female) Aagnes, Agnesa, ..
(male) Agnesau, Agnesi, ..
How popular is Agnes?
Agnes is a very popular first name for women (#217 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#29359 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Agnes for girls. Agnes reached its highest rank of #39 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #1272 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Agnes (#1272 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 are Aggie, Agness, Anais (#1034 a year ago), Anessa, Anice, Anis, Anissa, Annette (#1334), Annice, Annis, Ina, Ines, Inez, Oona (#1646) and Una. These relations of Agnes were popular in the 1890s (average #1108) and are now significantly less common, with versions such as Inez becoming less trendy. Annette has been the most prevalent, although Anais appears to be gaining popularity too.