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Meaning and name origin

Innes \i(n)-nes\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Ines and Inness.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ennis.

There is 1 masculine form of Innes: Ennis.


Innes is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10893 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Innes and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ines and Agnes. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Ines in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Innes is also pronounced similarly to Annis, Annus, Annys, Inez and Innis. Other suggested similar baby names are Annes, Inge and Innga. These names tend to be more commonly used than Innes.