Agnes

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagnē)

Greek‘αγνος (hagnós) = 'pure, chaste' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) The name has early been associated with the Latin word agnus = 'lamb' as well [2] [5] [7] [8]

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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Agnès
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Agnés Finish Swedish
Agnez Swedish
Agnæs
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Aknes
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Angnes
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Old Swedish Swedish
Annes
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Finish

See also
Variant forms:

Male form: Agne

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Agnesarson Iceland

Female

Agnesardóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see AGN (name element)

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Agnes
Accusative: Agnetem/Agnetam (Latin)
Dative: Agneti (Latin)
Genitive: Agnetis/Agnetæ (Latin)
Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Agnes
Genitive: Agnes'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Agnes
Genitive: Agneksen / Agnesin
Partitive: Agnesta / Agnesia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Agnes
Accusative: Agnesi
Dative: Agnesi
Genitive: Agnesar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Agnes
Genitive: Agnes'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Agnes
Genitive: Agnes' / Agnes

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

21 January

Norway Norway

21 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

21 January

Sweden Sweden

21 January

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Agnes Slott-Møller (née Rambusch, 10 June 1862 – 11 June 1937), Danish painter
  • Agnes Henningsen (née Andersen, 18 November 1868 – 21 April 1962), Danish writer
  • Agnes von Krusenstjerna (9 October 1894 – 10 March 1940), Swedish writer

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[13]
15167 25095 15165 25084 2 11
Denmark Denmark[14]
5321
n.a.
5321
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
3500
n.a.
3500 0 0
Iceland Iceland[16]
508 603
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[17]
25 109
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[18]
n.a.
n.a.
3356
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Agnes (f) Sources: [13][14][18][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Agnes (f) Sources: [19]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Agnes (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Agnes (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Agnes (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  19. details see Name Statistic tables