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Innes (boy)

What does Innes mean?

Innes Pronunciation of Innes [innes] as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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. This name can also be a phonetic spelling of the Gaelic pronunciation of Angus.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic.


Innes has 5 variants: Ennis, Ines, Inness, Innis and Inniss.

1 more relation via Angus: Anngus.

1 feminine form: Ennis.

Creative forms:
(male) Ignes, Inines, ..

(female) Inis, Inne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Innes Valentin (I.V.), ..

How popular is Innes?

Innes is an uncommonly occurring given name for males 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 boy names. Popular varying forms of Innes (outside Top 2000) are Angus (#1732 from recent data) and Ennis. Adoption of these forms of Innes was well-received 135 years ago and has become significantly less since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Angus, Ennis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Innes is alike in pronunciation to Aeneas, Aenneas, Aineas, Aineis, Ainneas, Eneas, Enis, Enneas, Enneis, Enneiss, Enos, Ioanis, Ioannis, Yannis and Yonas. Other recommended names are Dennes, Ennes, Hannes, Ince, Inge, Inver, Ioannes, Ives and Jones. Like Innes, these names are not frequently used.

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