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Agnes

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 473 473 0 #54 girl name
1881 424 424 0 #61 girl name
1882 565 565 0 #54 girl name
1883 623 623 0 #52 girl name
1884 703 703 0 #53 girl name
1885 695 695 0 #54 girl name
1886 779 779 0 #52 girl name
1887 901 896 5 #46 girl name
1888 1,046 1,046 0 #48 girl name
1889 1,033 1,033 0 #50 girl name
1890 1,095 1,095 0 #50 girl name
1891 1,125 1,125 0 #47 girl name
1892 1,333 1,328 5 #43 girl name
1893 1,399 1,393 6 #38 girl name
1894 1,477 1,470 7 #38 girl name
1895 1,466 1,466 0 #40 girl name
1896 1,661 1,654 7 #38 girl name
1897 1,585 1,579 6 #40 girl name
1898 1,708 1,708 0 #40 girl name
1899 1,619 1,611 8 #37 girl name
1900 1,922 1,914 8 #41 girl name
1901 1,534 1,525 9 #39 girl name
1902 1,681 1,676 5 #40 girl name
1903 1,622 1,616 6 #39 girl name
1904 1,672 1,672 0 #42 girl name
1905 1,729 1,718 11 #43 girl name
1906 1,767 1,759 8 #41 girl name
1907 1,842 1,829 13 #46 girl name
1908 1,941 1,934 7 #45 girl name
1909 1,985 1,974 11 #42 girl name
1910 2,176 2,163 13 #41 girl name
1911 2,315 2,315 0 #39 girl name
1912 2,959 2,945 14 #40 girl name
1913 3,217 3,205 12 #41 girl name
1914 3,735 3,721 14 #44 girl name
1915 4,803 4,795 8 #45 girl name
1916 4,862 4,854 8 #50 girl name
1917 5,078 5,067 11 #48 girl name
1918 5,303 5,291 12 #47 girl name
1919 4,907 4,900 7 #50 girl name
1920 4,921 4,908 13 #54 girl name
1921 4,816 4,797 19 #56 girl name
1922 4,488 4,479 9 #62 girl name
1923 4,234 4,223 11 #63 girl name
1924 4,255 4,240 15 #63 girl name
1925 3,925 3,911 14 #69 girl name
1926 3,550 3,531 19 #77 girl name
1927 3,355 3,339 16 #82 girl name
1928 3,033 3,021 12 #85 girl name
1929 2,783 2,771 12 #94 girl name
1930 2,520 2,510 10
1931 2,312 2,303 9
1932 2,126 2,117 9
1933 1,887 1,873 14
1934 1,942 1,934 8
1935 1,588 1,588 0
1936 1,607 1,593 14
1937 1,429 1,420 9
1938 1,394 1,394 0
1939 1,305 1,299 6
1940 1,200 1,190 10
1941 1,093 1,093 0
1942 1,141 1,132 9
1943 1,054 1,054 0
1944 962 962 0
1945 824 824 0
1946 868 868 0
1947 839 839 0
1948 834 834 0
1949 727 721 6
1950 748 748 0
1951 656 656 0
1952 626 626 0
1953 642 642 0
1954 524 524 0
1955 563 563 0
1956 508 508 0
1957 494 494 0
1958 418 418 0
1959 425 425 0
1960 429 429 0
1961 396 396 0
1962 354 354 0
1963 320 320 0
1964 278 278 0
1965 259 259 0
1966 202 202 0
1967 193 193 0
1968 154 154 0
1969 129 129 0
1970 120 120 0
1971 132 132 0
1972 121 121 0
1973 94 94 0
1974 94 94 0
1975 86 86 0
1976 65 65 0
1977 63 63 0
1978 65 65 0
1979 71 71 0
1980 77 77 0
1981 93 93 0
1982 69 69 0
1983 82 82 0
1984 63 63 0
1985 67 67 0
1986 69 69 0
1987 70 70 0
1988 76 76 0
1989 79 79 0
1990 76 76 0
1991 67 67 0
1992 69 69 0
1993 55 55 0
1994 58 58 0
1995 61 61 0
1996 64 64 0
1997 47 47 0
1998 64 64 0
1999 63 63 0
2000 68 68 0
2001 60 60 0
2002 53 53 0
2003 62 62 0
2004 57 57 0
2005 59 59 0
2006 68 68 0
2007 65 65 0
2008 61 61 0
2009 81 81 0
2010 67 67 0
2011 96 96 0
2012 122 122 0
2013 123 123 0
2014 191 191 0
2015 189 189 0

Fun Facts about the name Agnes

  • How many people with the first name Agnes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,792 babies born with the first name Agnes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Agnes to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Agnes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 473 new born babies.
  • When was Agnes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Agnes is Monday, July 3rd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Agnes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Agnes was in 1918 with a total of 5,291 babies. That's a lot of babies named Agnes!
  • Random Agnes Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Agnes ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 16 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Agnes: Your name in reverse order is Senga. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enasg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Agnes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 753 people with the last name Agnes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Agnes? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Agnes as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Agnes as a first name

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Popularity of Agnes as a last name

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Common last names for Agnes

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Murphy
  • White
  • Nelson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Kelly
  • Peterson

Common first names for Agnes

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Agnes U.S.
  White 68.39% 64.26%
  African American 10.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Agnes

People with the last name Agnes are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Agnes" mean? The list below shows the origins of Agnes as well as things modernly associated with the name Agnes such as celebrities named Agnes.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Agnes

The name "Agnes" is of Greek origin, and it means "Pure, Chaste". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Ἁγνή (Hagnḗ), coming from ἁγνός (hagnós, “pure, chaste”), ἁγνεία (hagneía, “purity, chastity”).

  1. A female given name.

Agnes was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Agnes

Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead was an actress. She was most prominent from 1933 to 1974. Agnes was given the name Agnes Robertson Moorehead on December 6th, 1900 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. She left this life on April 30th, 1974.

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel is a folk music and classical music musician. She was most active from 2009 to present. Agnes was born on October 28th, 1980.

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Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda is a director, screenwriter, editor, actor, producer, installation artist, and photographer. Her ongoing career started in 1955. Agnès was born on May 30th, 1928 in Ixelles.

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Agnes Bruckner

Agnes Bruckner is an actress and photomodell. She has been prominent since 1996. Agnes was born on August 16th, 1985 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin was an artist. Agnes was given the name Agnes Bernice Martin on March 22nd, 1912 in Macklin, Saskatchewan. She died on December 16th, 2004.

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Agnes Nixon

Agnes Nixon is an actress, writer, and producer. Her ongoing career started in 1948. Agnes was given the name Agnes Eckhardt on December 10th, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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  • Agnez Mo
    (leading somebody)
  • Agnes Waterhouse
    (notable somebody)
  • Agnès Sorel
    (maid of honour)
  • Agnes de Mille
    (choreographer)
  • Agnes Campbell Macphail
    (Member of Provincial Parliament)
  • Dame Sybil Thorndike
    (famed somebody)
  • Agnes
    (singing)
  • Una O'Connor
    (actress)
  • Agnes Chan
    (musician)
  • Agnes Sampson
    (noteworthy somebody)
  • Ágnes Keleti
    (gymnast)
  • Ágnes Heller
    (philosopher)
  • Agnes of Courtenay
    (royalty)
  • Agnès Jaoui
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Agnes

Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes

Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes was royalty. She was most active from 1910 to 1936. Victoria was born as the child of Francis, Duke of Teck, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge on May 26th, 1867 in Kensington Palace. She died on March 24th, 1953.

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Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes was a saint. She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. Saint was born in 291. She passed away in 304.

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Agnes

Agnes is a singing. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Agnes was given the name Agnes Emilia Carlsson on March 6th, 1988 in Vänersborg. Agnes is also known as Agnes, Agnes (stage name), Carlsson, and Agnes Emilia.

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Flavia Agnes

Flavia Agnes is an important human. Flavia was born in 1947 in Mumbai, India.

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Princess of Salm-Salm Agnes

Princess of Salm-Salm Agnes is an important person.

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Princess Agnes

Princess Agnes was a leading somebody. She holds the title Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg and List of Saxon consorts. Princess was born as the child of Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt, and Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia on June 24th, 1824 in Dessau. She breathed her last breath on October 23rd, 1897.

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What does the name Agnes mean?

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

Gis for grace, an admirable trait!

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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