Meaning of Agnes
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Agnes has the following meaning:
One who is pure and chaste. Latinized form of the Greek name "Hagne", derived from Greek "hagnos" which in turn means "chaste". A name which has variants in French, Italian, Gaelic, Scottish and many other languages. Agnes, Roman martyr (died c.304). St Agnes died the death of a virgin martyr whilst still a child. In the past, this name was extremely popular across cultures, but today, has fallen in popularity for being a little too "traditional".
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Agnes is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Agnes in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Agnes is pronounced as ag-nuss
The following names are baby names related to Agnes and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Agnes: Boys - Cole
, Girls - Andria
, Both genders - Beryl
Popular Variants for the name Agnes: Ag
Common nicknames for the name Agnes are: Aggie, Nessie
We think the name Agnes should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Agnes to be: A gentle, and conservative woman
In one word, you might describe Agnes as a(n) "gentle
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