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What does Inessa mean?

Inessa Pronunciation of Inessa [ines-sa] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Inessa means "pure, holy". Inessa is a variant form of Agnes (Greek). Inessa is also a form of Inez (Spanish, Latin).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).


Inessa has 4 variants: Anessa, Anissa, Annisa and Annisah.

15 more related forms via Agnes, Inez: Agness, Agnessa, Agnesse, Ina, Ines, Inesita, Inetta, Nessa, Nessah, Nessy, Nesta, Nevsa, Neysa, Ynes and Ynesita.

Creative forms:
(female) Inesla, Inesna, ..

(male) Inesia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Inessa Chelsey (I.C.), ..

How popular is Inessa?

Inessa is an unusual first name for women. Inessa is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Agnes (#1272 via latest list), Agness, Anessa, Anissa, Ina, Ines and Inez are the popular alternative forms of Inessa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Inessa was more pronounced 125 years ago (average #961) and has become significantly reduced since (#1896, 99%), with forms such as Ina becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Agness, Anessa, Anissa, Ina in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Inessa is alike in pronunciation to Anisa, Annissa and Anyssa. Other suggested similar names are Alessa, Arnessa, Chessa, Cressa, Danessa, Dessa, Genessa, Ieesha, Iesha, Ilissa, Ilyssa, Inga, Iniga, Innes, Inness, Innga, Innis, Janessa, Jenessa, Jessa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Lanessa, Lynessa, Odessa, Ranessa, Tessa, Tressa, Vanessa, Venessa, Vinessa and Vonessa (see Vanessa). These names tend to be more frequently used than Inessa.

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