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What does Innes mean?

Innes Pronunciation of Innes [innes] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Innes) is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Innes is "island". Place name from inis, the name of a barony in Moray. Traditionally a male name, it is now used occasionally as a female name, perhaps influenced by Ines, the Spanish form of Agnes.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic.


Innes has 2 variants: Ines and Inness.

Related girl name: Ennis.

17 more different relations via Agnes, Ines: Agneis, Agnese, Agness, Agnus, Anais, Anis, Annais, Annest, Annis, Annisa, Annise, Ina, Inah, Inessa, Inez, Ynes and Ynez.

1 masculine form: Ennis.

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

(male) Inder, Inis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Innes Ivey (I.I.), ..

How popular is Innes?

Innes is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#10714 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Agnes (#1272 from recent data), Agness, Anais (#1034), Anis, Annis, Ina, Ines and Inez are the popular alternative forms of Innes (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Inessa, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Innes was more pronounced 125 years ago (average #926) and has become significantly less since (#1788, 97%), with versions such as Inez becoming less in vogue. Anais is the most chic name for newborns among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Innes is pronounced similarly to Aneese, Annus, Annys, Innis and Uniss. Other recommended names are Annes, Indee, Inge, Inger, Innga and Ione. These names tend to be more frequently used than Innes.

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