Usage: Agnes is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Agnes are in general originating from Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Mauritius, United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
The name Agnes is ranked on the 926ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 274400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.009% of the population.
The name Agnes has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Agnes for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
English, German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: Latinized version of the Greek name Hagnē, from the feminine form of the adjective hagnos pure, holy. This was the name of a young Roman virgin martyred in the persecutions instigated by the Roman emperor Diocletian. She became a very popular saint in the Middle Ages. Her name was early associated with Latin agnus lamb, leading to the consistent dropping of the initial H-and to her representation in art accompanied by a lamb. The name was strongly revived in the 19th century, and has become especially popular in Scotland. In Ireland it has traditionally been used as a ‘translation’ of Úna.
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Aignéis. French: Agnès. Italian: Agnese. Spanish: Inés. Portuguese: Inês. Polish: Agnieszka. Czech: Anežka. Finnish: Aune. See also Annis.
Pet form: Scottish: Aggie.
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