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What does Ines mean?

Ines /in-es/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ines). Ines' name origin is Greek, 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).


Ines has 8 variants: Anis, Anise, Anneyce, Annice, Anniesse, Annis, Annise and Inness.

Ines has 16 more relations via Agnes, Inez, Innes, Ynez: Agneis, Agnese, Agness, Agnus, Anais, Anessa, Annest, Ina, Inah, Inesita, Inessa, Inetta, Nesi, Una, Unah and Ynes.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Inet, Inis, ..

(male) Inis, Innes, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ines name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ines and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Ines are Agnes (#1272 via latest list), Agness, Anais (#1112), 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ines, Agnes, Agness, Anais, Anessa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anis, Annice, Annis, Ina, Inez, Una in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.