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Agnes meaning and name origin
Agnes \ag-nes\ as a girl's 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. Ana´s (see Ana´s) and Anniesse are French variants; Agnethe is German; Agnese is Italian; Annest and Nesta are Welsh; Agneis is Irish; Agnieska is Polish. Choreographer Agnes De Mille; actress Agnes Moorhead; writer Ana´s Nin; film director Annest Holland.
Agnes has 75 variant forms: 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, Nessa, Nessah, Nesi, Nessie, Nessy, Nesta, Nestah, Nevsa, Nevesah, Neysa, Oona, Oonagh, Oonah, Senga, Una, Unah, Ynes and Ynez.
For more information, see also related names Anice and Annette.
Baby names that sound like Agnes are Annes, Annys, Annus and Innes.
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Popularity of Agnes
Agnes is a very popular first name for women (#217 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30837 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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