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What does Agnus mean?

Agnus Pronunciation of Agnus [ag-nus] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the meaning of Agnus is "pure, holy". Agnus is an alternate form of Agnes (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Agnus has 4 variants: Agneis, Agnese, Agness and Agnesse.

33 more related forms via Agnes: Ag, Agafi, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Aggye, Aghna, Agi, Agie, Agna, Agnah, Agnessa, Agneta, Agnie, Agnola, Agot, Agota, Agote, Agoti, Agy, Agye, Aigneis, Ainah, Anais, Anis, Anise, Annais, Annest, Annis, Annisa, Annise, Ines and Ynes.

Creative forms:
(female) Akinus, Aunus, ..

(male) Agun, ..

Middle name pairings:
Agnus Eleanor (A.E.), ..

How popular is Agnus?

Agnus is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4094 out of 4276, Top 96%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Anais (#1034 in 2015), Agnes (#1272), Ines, Annis, Aggie, Agness and Anis are the prominent varying forms of Agnus (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Agna, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Agnus reached its highest 125 years ago (adoption of 0.49%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.02%, down 96%), with the form Agnes becoming somewhat dated. Anais has generally been preferred by parents. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aggie, Agnes, Agness, Anais, Anis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annis, Ines in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes, Ines outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Annes, Annus, Annys and Venus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Agnus.

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