Meaning and Name Origin
Innes \i(n)-nes\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ennis.
Innes has 40 more different forms via Agnes, Ines: Agie, Agna, Agnah, Agneis, Agnese, Agness, Agnessa, Agnesse, Agneta, Agnie, Agnus, Agye, Aigneis, Ainah, Anais, Anessa, Anis, Anise, Anissa▼, Annais, Annest, Anneyce, Annice, Anniesse, Annis▼, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Ina▼, Inah, Inessa, Inez▼, Nesi, Oona, Oonah, Senga, Una▼, Unah, Ynes and Ynez.
Innes has 1 masculine form: Ennis.
Innes is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#10893 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Innes and related names. Popular alternative forms of Innes (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Agnes, Anais, Anissa, Annis, Ina, Ines, Inez and Una. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Anissa, Ina, Ines, Inez and Una falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)