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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.


Innes has 2 variants: Ines and Inness.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Anais, Anissa, Annis, Ina, Ines, Inez, Una in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Innes is pronounced similarly to Annus, Annys and Innis. Other recommended similar baby names are Annes, Inge and Innga. These names tend to be more frequently used than Innes.