Agnes

Agnes is the Latinized form of Hagnea Greek female name meaning “pure, chaste” from Greek hagnos (pure, chaste). The name later became associated with Latin agnus meaning “lamb” because of a virgin-martyr who died for her faith in ancient Rome, even though the name has nothing to do with it.

Nicknames: Aggie

Origin: Greek

Variants:

  • Hagne (Ancient Greek)
  • Hagno (Ancient Greek)
  • Annis (Medieval English)
  • Annice (English)
  • Agneta (Swedish)
  • Agnetha (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Agnete (Danish)
  • Agnethe (Danish)
  • Inés (Spanish)
  • Inez (English)
  • Agnese (Italian, Latvian)
  • Ines (Italian, Slovene, Croatian)
  • Agneza (Croatian)
  • Oanez (Breton)
  • Agnessa (Russian)
  • Nesta (Welsh)
  • Nest (Welsh)
  • Agnesa (Slovak)

 

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