Agnes - girls name

Agnes name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Agnes name meaning:

The name Agnes is of Greek origin and holds a deep historical and religious significance. Its meaning is often interpreted as "pure," "chaste," or "holy." Derived from the Greek word "hagnos," Agnes was a popular name in ancient times and has maintained its timeless appeal.

Agnes gained prominence in Christian history due to Saint Agnes, a young Roman girl martyred for her faith in the 3rd century. As a result, the name became associated with virtue, purity, and innocence. Saint Agnes is often depicted as a symbol of courage and steadfastness, inspiring many parents to choose this name for their daughters.

The name Agnes has a timeless quality, evoking a sense of grace, dignity, and strength. It carries a historical and religious weight that can be seen as a reflection of the values and aspirations parents may have for their daughters. With its rich symbolism and beautiful sound, Agnes continues to be a name that exudes elegance and purity.



Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Agnes , Anicka, Annice, Annis, Inessa, Inez , Nesha, Nessa , Nessie, Nest-Nesta, Nesy, Ynes, Ynez

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 412 out of 5581

108 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Agnes

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