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Origin, Meaning, and History Of Ines

Ines is a Latinized variation of the Spanish and Portuguese spellings of the name Inés/Inês/Inez. These names are different forms of the name ‘Agnes,’ which originated from the Greek word hagnē, meaning ‘chaste,’ ‘pure,’ or ‘holy.’

A variation in the meaning can be found in the Latin word ‘agnus,’ meaning ‘lamb.’ In Arabic, the name stands for ‘kindness,’ ‘caress,’ or ‘companion.’

The widespread usage of the name can be attributed to St. Agnes, a fourth-century saint who is also known as one of the ‘virgin martyrs.’ She was a devout follower of Christ and is the quintessence of purity. St. Agnes is also known as the patron saint of young girls. She is frequently represented with a lamb as a symbol of her untainted innocence and virginity, holding a palm branch like other martyrs.

Ines is a popular choice for girls’ names in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French-speaking countries. The French variant of the name is spelled as Inès, whereas the accent in the Spanish spelling is marked opposite; Inés. While the Portuguese spelling of the name, is spelled as Inês. The name is preferred to be spelled as Inez in the US. It should be noted that the pronunciation of the name also varies slightly with each country.

Inez Ramon is one of the youngest members of the Cybersquad on the animated show ‘Cyberchase.’ She loves to read and hates being wrong. She also has a broad bilingual vocabulary.

The name started gaining popularity in the US after Hollywood’s power couple Ryan Renolds and Blake Lively named their second child Inez. The name Inez was also mentioned in Taylor Swift’s song ‘Betty,’ which was released in 2020.


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1 word, 4 letters, 2 vowels, 2 consonants
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How To Pronounce Ines?

Pronounced as ih-nis

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Ines in English.

Famous People With The Name Ines

  • Sor Juana Inés de la CruzMexican writer, philosopher, and poet, first published feminist of the country
  • Inès de La FressangeFrench designer, model, and fashion icon known for walking the Paris Fashion Week runway at 51 years
  • Inès Feriel IbbouAlgerian tennis player, considered the youngest to win a senior ITF tournament in tennis history
  • Inés AlberdiSpanish socialist, academic, policy advisor, and policy maker on family and women’s issues
  • Inés ArrondoRetired Argentine field hockey player, won the Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup in 2002
  • Inés García de DuránColombian folklorist, known for her choreography for El Sanjuanero, Colombia’s best-known tunes

Ines On The Popularity Chart

The name Ines has been used since the 1980s. Have a look at the graphs below to understand the direction the name is going in.

Popularity Over Time

In recent years, there has been steady growth in the popularity of the name Ines with 2021 registering the highest number. Check out the graphic below.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

The ranking of the name Ines has been steadily going up over the last four decades. The graph below can give you a clear idea of its growth trajectory.

Source: Social Security Administration

Ines On MomJunction Popularity Chart

Know how popular the name Ines is among the MomJunction readers. We used a unique approach to gather relevant insights for creating this popularity chart by observing the interactions and interest around the name on our platform. See what the trend has been among our readers over these past years.

Names With Similar Sound As Ines

Ines, a modern and refined name for a baby girl. Below are a few more choices that sound similar.

Popular Sibling Names For Ines

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Ines, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Ines

Find matching brother names for Ines and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Ines

Looking for some suitable sister names for Ines? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With I

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter I to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Ines

If you like what the name Ines stands for and you want to name your baby girl something along those lines, here are a few more options.

Anagram Names Of Ines

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Ines.

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Popular Songs On The Name Ines

Acrostic Poem On Ines

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Ines with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Impeccable in every detail, illustrious at every task.


Nurturing soul, nourished by the nectar of nature.


Enchanting like a garden of wildflowers.


Spirited and strong, you are like a motivating song.

Ines’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Ines. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Mesha (Aries)
Starting letters for Mesha (Aries) rashiA, L, E, I, O
Ruling bodyMars
QualityMovable (chara)

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Mesha (Aries) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Ashwini (Awasthi, Aswini)Aries (0 to 13.20 degrees)KetuChu, Che, Cho, Choo, La, Laa
BharaniAries (13. 20 to 26.40 degrees)VenusLee, Lu, Le, Lo, Li
Krittika (Karthikai, Krithika)Aries (26.40 to 30.00 degrees)SunAa, Ae, E, Ee, Ai, A, I, Oo, U

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Ines In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Ines in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Ines, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Ines In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Ines

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Ines, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Ines

Movie Titles Inspired By The Name Ines

Discover the presence of Ines in an array of films. Know about the various movies that have this name.

Movie titleOther titlesRelease year
Ines Pedretti contro i sensi vietati, le strade del possibileInes Pedretti contro i sensi vietati, le strade del possibile2019
The Dead QueenA Trança de Inês, Die tote Königin, La Regina Morta, La Reina Muerta, La Reine Morte, Pedro e Inés, Pedro e Inês: O Amor Não Descansa2018
Just InèsSamo Ines2010
Ines of PortugalInês de Portugal, Pedro e Inês1997
Inês de CastroDie tote Königin, Don Pedro il crudele, I amartoli tis Kastillis, Königliche Blutrache, La reine morte, Reinar después de morir1944
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz1935
Rainha Depois de Morta Inês de Castro1910

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Ines?

The name Ines means ‘pure.’

2. What is the origin of the name Ines?

Ines has a Spanish origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Ines?

Ines is pronounced as ih-nis.

4. Is Ines a unisex name?

Ines is traditionally used as a feminine name, and there is no record of the name being used for boys.

5. Does Ines have any religious or cultural significance?

The name Ines is associated with two strong women who have had an impact on the culture of South America. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a prominent figure of the Baroque period, was a Mexican writer, philosopher, composer, and poet. Her remarkable contributions to the Spanish Golden Age led to her being bestowed with the titles of ‘The Tenth Muse’ and ‘The Phoenix of America.’ (1) Ines de Castro, a noblewoman and courtier from Galicia, gained notable recognition as the lover of King Pedro I of Portugal, who was recognized as his queen after her death.


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