Origin of AgnesFrench Agnès from Classical Latin Agnes, Hagnes from Classical Greek hagn?, feminine of hagnos, chaste
SaintDied c. AD 304
- A female given name.
- Name of one of the four great virgin martyrs, by folk etymology associated with Latin agnus "lamb". Popular in the Middle Ages and again at the turn of the 20th century.
- In Ireland Agnes has been used as an Anglicization of Úna.
From Ancient Greek ἁγνός (agnós) (pure, chaste); ἀγνεία (agneía) (purity, chastity)