Agnes name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek, Celtic and Latin
Usage: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, English, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Agnes ag-nes
Meaning: Hagnos Meaning Pure Chaste, Chaste and Lamb As Well
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What does Agnes mean?

Of Old Greek, Latin and Celtic origin, Admired and Ceaseless Agnes means "Pure, Chaste or Lamb As Well" and is given to both genders is predominantly used in Hindi, Dutch, Icelandic, Swedish, Scandinavian, Telugu, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Tamil, German and Danish.

Agnes is Latin form of The Greek Name ‘Αγνη.

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How do I pronounce Agnes?

The two syllabled name Agnes is pronounced, ag-nes.

Variants of Agnes

Hagne, Ag, Anise, Anissa, Anisa, Aggi, Agga, Angelica, Agne, Agna, Aanisah, Anna, Anis, Agathe, Angela, Rosangelica, Angelicamaria, Agnew, Agni, Agatha

Nicknames for Agnes

Promising nickname for given name Agnes include:

Names that rhyme with Agnes

How popular is the name Agnes?

Agnes was among the very popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 158415 babies have been given the name. When at its peak in 1899, it ranked 37th when 5291 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However after 185 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 33 times Also, Agnes was a popular name in Sweden.

Over 9851 babies have been given the name in 19 years. At the peak of its usage in 2006, the moniker grabbed the 3rd spot and 927 baby girls were given the name.

However after 19 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 5 baby names 2 times

In England and Wales, Agnes was once a common name since emerging in 1996 it has been given to over 1245 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 2015,. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still going strong. Also, Agnes was a common name in Denmark.

Over 2637 babies have been named Agnes since 2011. When at the peak of its usage in 2019,. However after 9 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still in a strong position.

Additionally, the given name has been in the top 5 baby names 1 times

Agnes is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1964, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 101 on girl names chart when 61 babies were given the name Agnes. Over 705 babies in Ireland have been named Agnes.

The first name is a unique baby name in France, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 2000 names. In 2010, it ranked 1419th when 29 girls were named Agnes.

Over 144 babies in France have been named Agnes.

Agnes is an uncommon baby name in Belgium where it is still in use. However things change on global perspective, Agnes is extremely popular in Uganda where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in, DR Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and Germany.

Also the baby name is popular in Philippines, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Scotland, Burundi, England, South Sudan, Guinea, Benin, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, Switzerland, Austria, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Zambia, Malawi, India, Poland, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Ethiopia.

As per our evaluation, over 2000000 people has been named Agnes globally.

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Agnes in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Agnes?

Deep inside you want someone to take over your dominance and take over the control. It takes a long time for someone to gain a special place in your heart. You are the most self-motivated person you know. Letter A as your cornerstone reveals your creativity, dynamic life, and ambition to achieve great things in life. You need to listen to people occasionally to make them feel better and important.

Other names liked by would be moms that are similar to Agnes

  •  Duffie - Duffie's meaning is Son of Duibhshíth came from Celtic is used for both genders. Duffie is resultant of Duffy.
  •  Alen - Used particulary in Swedish and Slavic uncustomary, Alen is used as a unisex name, Alen means "Noble, Comely or Fair" is of Slavic and Celtic origin
  •  Karadeg - Karadeg means "Friend" has its origin in Celtic language
  •  Senga - The prevailing and evergreen girl name Senga has origin in Celtic and Old Greek is used specifically in Scottish and Gaelic. Senga is Gaelic form of Agnes
  •  Andrasta is originated from Celtic is used as a baby girl name, Andrasta means "One who is Invincible". Andrasta is derived from Andraste.

Middle names for Agnes

These attractive and distinctive middle names flows beautifully with the baby name Agnes .

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Sibling Names for Agnes

Agnes is a name derived from Greek which means ‘pure’ or ‘holy’. If you are looking for siblings names for Agnes, here is a list:

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Famous people named Agnes

  • Agnes of Rome, virgin martyr, venerated as a saint
  • Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg, was Abbess of Gandersheim and Quedlinburg
  • Agnes Meyer Driscoll, American
  • Agnes Varis, American businesswoman and philanthropist
  • Agnes of Waiblingen, member of the Salian imperial family
  • Agnes Schierhuber, Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Agnes Bernauer, mistress and perhaps also the first wife of Albert
  • Agnes of Bohemia, medieval Bohemian princess
  • Agnes of Assisi, younger sister of Saint Clare of Assisi and one of the first abbesses of the Order of Poor Ladies
  • Agnes of Montepulciano, Dominican prioress in medieval Tuscany
  • Agnes Baltsa, leading Greek mezzo-soprano singer
  • Agnes Irwin, American educator
  • Agnes of Bavaria, Bavarian nun
  • Agnes Nicholls, was one of the greatest English sopranos of the 20th century
  • Agnes Keyser, humanitarian
  • Agnes Owens, Scottish author
  • Agnes Kirsopp Lake Michels, leading twentieth century scholar of Roman religion and daily life and a daughter of the Biblical scholar Kirsopp Lake
  • Agnes Walsh, Canadian actor, poet
  • Agnes Sanford, American Christian writer
  • Agnes Boulton, British-born American pulp magazine writer
  • Agnes Baldwin Alexander, American author and a member of the Bahá'í Faith
  • Agnes Hijman, long-distance runner from The Netherlands,
  • Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Swedish writer and noble
  • Agnes Nyanhongo, Zimbabwean sculptor
  • Agnes Sampson, Scottish healer and purported witch
  • Agnes Newton Keith, American author best
  • Agnes of Essex, Countess of Oxford, daughter of a royal constable Henry of Essex and his second wife
  • Agnes Waterhouse, first woman executed for witchcraft in England
  • Agnes and Margaret Smith, were Semitic scholars
  • Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield, were two English women of Ipswich
  • Agnes de Lima, American journalist and writer on education
  • Agnes Pockels, German pioneer in chemistry
  • Agnes Arber, British plant morphologist and anatomist
  • Agnes of Merania, Queen of France
  • Agnes of Poitou, a member of the House of Poitiers
  • Agnes Martin, Canadian-born American abstract painter
  • Agnes Moorehead, American actress whose six-decade career included work
  • Agnes Macphail, Canadian politician
  • Agnes Macdonald, 1st Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe, second wife of Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer
  • Agnes Baden-Powell, younger sister of Robert Baden-Powell
  • Agnes Nixon, American television writer and producer
  • Agnes of Courtenay, daughter of Joscelin II of Courtenay by his wife Beatrice of Saone
  • Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux, poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic
  • Agnes Mary Clerke, astronomer and writer
  • Agnes Strickland, English historical writer and poet
  • Agnes of Babenberg, German noblewoman
  • Agnes Benidickson, first female chancellor of Queen's University at Kingston
  • Agnes Smedley, American journalist and writer
  • Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Byzantine Empress by marriage to Alexios II Komnenos and Andronikos I Komnenos
  • Agnes Ayres, American actress
  • Agnes Chan, pop singer, a "foreign television personality"

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