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Ines (girl)

What does Ines mean?

Ines Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


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

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.

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

(male) Inir, Inis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ines Julie (I.J.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl 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.

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.

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