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What does Innis mean?

Innis Pronunciation of Innis [in-nis] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Innis). The name Innis means "island". Innis is an alternate form of Innes (Scottish, Gaelic): place name from inis.


Innis has 4 variants: Ennis, Ines, Inness and Inniss.

Creative forms:
(male) Ianis, Innio, ..

(female) Inis, Innia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Innis Steele (I.S.), ..

How popular is Innis?

Innis is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13584 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ennis is the only popular alternative form of Innis (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Inniss, are uncommon. This relation of Innis reached the peak of its popularity during 1900-1909 (#771). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Innis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Innis is alike in pronunciation to Aineis, Eneas, Enis, Enneas, Enneis, Enneiss, Enos, Ioanis, Ioannis, Yannis and Yonas. Other recommended names are Denis, Dennis, Idris, Indio, Isais and Tannis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Innis.

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