What does Ines mean?
Ines [in-es] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ines) is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Ines is "pure, holy; island; chaste". Ines is an alternate form of Agnes (Greek). Ines is also a derivative of Inez (Spanish, Latin). Ines is also used as a variation of Innes (Scottish, Gaelic) and Ynez (French, Spanish).
(female) Inet, Inis, ..
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How popular is Ines?
Ines is a very popular first name for females (#976 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#22949 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Ines for girls. Ines reached its highest rank of #782 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the ranking of Ines and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Ines are Agnes (#1272 via latest list), Agness, Anais (#1034), Anessa, Anis, Annice, Annis, Ina, Inez and Una. Other forms, like Agnese, are uncommon. These forms of Ines were favored a century ago (adoption of 0.7%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.02%, ▼98%), with versions such as Una becoming less fashionable. Anais is more familiar than the rest.
Ines is pronounced similarly to Aneese, Annus, Annys, Ennis, Innis and Uniss. Other recommended names are Annes, Inda, Indee, Indu, Inga▼, Inge, Inger, Inya, Ione▼, Iren, Iris▲, Isis▼, Ivee, Ivey and Lies. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ines.See names in meaning and etymology.